Elektra is a 2005 action film/comic book adaptation starring Jennifer Garner, who was under contractual obligation to appear in the film. (And boy, does it show.) A spinoff of the 2003 film, Daredevil (which already put it behind the 8-ball), it is notable for being the last superhero film made with a female lead, until the release of the 2017 film Wonder Woman.

Also, despite being a spinoff sequel to the aforementioned film, it completely ignores the events of that movie and throws the title heroine into a fight against random ninjas that turn into farts when they die.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Godawful wire work/CG fights sandwiched between an hour and 30 minutes of Jennifer Garner brooding.

Notable Characters[edit | edit source]

The Episode[edit | edit source]

  • This is the first comic book adaptation covered since Howard the Duck, and only the third in the show's run (Catwoman being the other)
  • This will be the first "5" episode to not be classified as a Farva
  • Damien, after wanting to tackle this one for years, finally got to
  • Unfortunately, he regretted it immediately

Scores[edit | edit source]

James - Scud

Damien - Sorry

Highlights[edit | edit source]

  • All the Great Band Names that came out of the episode
  • All the references to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The multiple comparisons to Catwoman

References[edit | edit source]

Tiradesverse Tropes[edit | edit source]

  • Protagonist? - Elektra, Mark and Abby
  • Exposition fairy - The random rich guy in the beginning scene that Elektra kills
  • Walking Pile of Sad - Elektra
  • Unnecessary voiceover - The beginning of the movie, of course
  • Bullseye Bullshit - All over the place, but none worse than Elektra throwing a sai through like a dozen walls of a hedge maze and impaling Typhoid right through the face, killing her
  • MacGuffin Disease - The affliction Typhoid Mary inflicts upon Elektra by making out with her
  • Plot Armor - Typhoid death-kisses Elektra and gives the death breath to Abby, but both survive, despite literally every organic thing Typhoid walks by dying instantly in her presence
  • H.U.R.T. -
    • Elektra twice:
      • Her being revived from being impaled through the heart in the first place
      • Her recovering within a couple days, max, from being given Typhoid's death kiss
  • Needlessly cryptic - Where to fucking start?
    • Stick.
    • Abby and Mark hiding their ability to fight for literally no reason
  • Finer Cronies and Goons, Inc. - The random ninjas, and the...
  • Curious Quartet - Stone, Typhoid, Tattoo and the other guy
  • Anticlimactic Main Villain - A rare example involving all four main bad guys
  • Power of Heart -
    • Stick tests Elektra and when she passes the test, he says he always knew her heart was pure and that she just needed to see it
    • Elektra heals Abby by........crying real hard???
  • Instant Love - Elektra and Mark
  • Kung Fu Stereotype Bingo: The Movie
  • Eric Roberts Paycheck - Jennifer Garner

Ending Song[edit | edit source]

Before and After[edit | edit source]

Previous episode: Episode 54 - An Easter Bunny Puppy

Next episode: Episode 56 - Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

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