Daredevil 3 Review – The Series is back at the top of Marvel – Netflix Universe
Daredevil has gained the buzz among the audience for a while now. The recently premiered season 3 of Netflix has been premiered in the middle waving an uncertainty given the Marvel universe is going. However, this is a deciding factor for the Marvel-Netflix universe as well because both Luke Cage and Iron Fist have been canceled within days of each other. While a lot of people are not able to see the Power Man and the Danny Rand go, especially the superhero fans; the Daredevil season is like a rescue to all of them. After watching the third outing of Devil of Hell, it’s a shame to see him go this way.
While Daredevil season 3 is extremely slow to start as it picks up all the threads that are left behind the Defenders ending, the show moves from the story far away to the events which are designed in order to regain the true essence of the film. It has managed to bring everything back that we have wanted and made it a must watch TV show now. All the reviews of Dare Devil 3 are engaging, entertaining and out of the box and some of them even have few spoilers that don’t ruin the show but only increase the thrill. The latter half of the show makes up for the movie entirely than the first episodes of the season that are hard to watch. Initially, the show starts in a boring, emo and slowish way finding it hard for the Daredevil post what we have seen in The Defenders. We find Matt Murdock being bruised and battered to disbelief, but alive taken care by St Agnes nuns where he starts growing up. Recovering makes him realize that he is embittered against death given the loss of Elektra and also his hearing. Therefore, he is no more the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.
The following episodes of Daredevil after the first episode show that he’s sulking and is extremely angry at God for his loss. You get the sense that it is Daredevil’s darkest time, but he loses his identity. He is not the man that he used to be anymore and the lack of action in the film comes off that he’s suffering from the resurgence that he has experienced as a teenager. The angst in this series is not only tormented but is twisted in a way that the introduction is bolshie and also witty. The introduction of a new character as a Nun named Sister Maggie spices it up except for the few episodes. She does her best while Daredevil hides in the church basement being all angsty.
Wilson Fisk, played by Vincent D’Onofrio is another character that adds layers to the series as he does everything that he could do to secure the freedom and safety of Vanessa, his love. He puts a plan in motion for his escape by blackmailing all of the FBI agents asking them to become his henchmen and help him rule the world. While this is apprehensive to the return of Fisk as the ruler, who made a huge impact in the first season, it felt like a cheat to bring him back in season 3. However, it has been a delight to see the character flourish in glory all over again which reduce all the shortcomings that we have experienced in season 2. The entire story of season 3 has delightful characters that have put him in the glory all over again. D’Onofrio excelled in putting his charm as the Kingpin and he’s so amazing as Fisk that you can’t help but be amazed by it. The entire story of season 3 is an arc which has the same standards as the season 1 raising the questions over whether Daredevil can survive without the iconic antagonist.
The season 3 has new villains Agent Benjamin, Bullseye and others who are fascinating to watch as they have enhanced the origin story. The story has been unfolded even in different levels while not being true to the comics and the troubled souls add so much of freshness to it by not keeping it robotic. All the superpowers of Daredevil which might have come across silly are treated with a realism that it will take a while for you to register that you’re watching someone who is killing people by throwing inanimate objects at the jugulars. It doesn’t come off as a ridiculous thing because there’s a sense of danger that you can see in all the action scenes of the film. Erik Oleson, the maker of the series has talked that he wanted to tell the origin story of Bullseye in order to make people empathetic about him even in the worst situations. Dex becoming one of the characters in Daredevil requires that kind of introduction to it. Bethel shows that there is a talent to play with the big boys in the foray to the genre and everyone is pleased with the return of Daredevil.
The audience is now eager for the fourth season of the Daredevil given the dynamics between Fisk and Matt finding ways again and reconnecting with Foggy Nelson and Karen Page. The Daredevil that we have known and we have loved starts to reemerge in this show. As the hearing says, the action gets ramped up and is slightly forced. But the one shot prison sequence from the fourth episode of Daredevil 3, the Blindsided has an impressive engineering feat of filmmaking. While it feels a bit fake and over the top, it takes the story forward by creating a turn in the movie allows us to get from the dullness that the initial episode has created. The Daredevil 3 is a show that shows that it’s a TV show but still is a film until Cox, Woll, and Henson are back together until it hits the stride. The Devil you know, the 6th episode of the show makes a turning point in the season, especially if you’re looking for action which is comparable to the best in season 1. Fisk is show manipulating Dex into impersonating the Daredevil by breaking into The Bulletin to kill the witness.
Matt in this season reconnects with his family and friends which is why there’s no stopping to this season. Almost all the episodes in the season knock the ball out of the park as they start in a slow way. Excelling at where this series has been improving, it focuses on all the secondary characters in the dry era where there is no lack of Marvel-Netflix crossovers and cameos. All the roles in the film enable Daredevil season 3 to get back to what it usually does the best as it develops the characters rather than just relying on the power of the superhero-like in other series. Every character in the film has a unique shade of its own which is especially found out in the 9th episode of the series, titled as the Revelations. We find out the history about Matt, his mother and what has happened to her during his childhood. We also see a lot of Karen in the series and as we dig deeper into her past we are given the incidents of her brother’s death.
Honestly, this is one of the most interesting episodes of Daredevil that I have witnessed till now. There are many other character building moments like Dex’s upbringing which is shown in episode 5, The Perfect Game. Every time Dex is on the screen, he brightens the show while making up for the dull moments in the first half of the game. Woll and Hensen are back in the form giving us a lot of reasons to remember why we can’t have Daredevil and how he’s absolutely nothing without them. Cox, on the other hand, is limited to the drab plot to being with but by the end of the season, you will be absolutely in love with the performances. His confrontation with Fisk during the finale episode is perfect that you can’t get over it. Literally. But the movement when he shows his rage at Kingpin is when you’ll witness the brutality and it will stay with you for a longer duration.
The ending of the series is a little rosy as everyone we actually care is getting their happily ever after and all the loose connections are tied up nicely, we are still unsure if there will be a season 4 or not. But Daredevil has been well earned for its fame and the season is nothing shorter than a roller coaster with lots of journey about the characters. As well. The fans of the show are now not sure what to expect from the Defenders, and the final scenes of the show are like a balm to everything which came before. Daredevil has been returned to the top of the Marvel-Netflix universe and things have been settled down. Yes, there are few sticking points like Elektra not being mentioned anywhere despite Matt being devastated about her death. For the love of God, the show can be three episodes shorter but once you realize where it is led, these offenses are pretty forgivable.