Trolling #5: Daredevil RULES!

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Here at CraveOnline's Trolling, it's our job to make sure you get pissed off. It is here that we defend to the death the things you hate, and rip to shreds the things you hold the most dear. Last week, I talked about how much The Dark Knight sucks. Today, we'll be talking about a great underrated classic: Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil. A great, great movie.

For some reason, many superhero fans seem to hate Daredevil, and I don't understand why. Based on a character created in 1964, the maligned film came out 39 years later, when the superhero genre was still taking off in earnest (Spider-Man was probably the first of the truly modern superhero trend). Teenaged male audiences (and older male audiences who behaved like teenagers) were hungry for more and more superhero material (and, boy howdy would they get it in years to come), so Daredevil was highly anticipated by a growing segment of the population.

It came, but people reacted with a toxicity usually reserved for the accidental consumption of sour milk. Well I'm here to put the record straight. Daredevil rules. Let's examine why.  

Why do you hate Daredevil so much, internet? This is actually a fun and light and complex superhero film with a cool outfit, cool powers, a cool story, and a good actor at the center. It's a strong and good movie.

Until next week, let the hate mail flow.  


Witney Seibold is a featured contributor on the CraveOnline Film Channel, co-host of The B-Movies Podcast and co-star of The Trailer Hitch. You can read his weekly articles Trolling, Free Film School and The Series Project, and follow him on “Twitter” at @WitneySeibold, where he is slowly losing his mind.