You hit em and they get back up, I hit em and they STAY DOWN!!
Daredevil Season 2 is what The Dark Knight did to Batman Begins or what Winter Soldier did to The First Avenger. It was better in every form and exceeded any expectations I had.
The new characters are an exciting addition to the already impressive roster. Jon Bernthal as The Punisher and Elodie Yung as Elektra bring nothing less than their A game and brought these characters to the screen in the way they see fit. And it works, their characters are given a lot of great material specially The Punisher. Jon Bernthal manages to give The Punisher an incredibly strong personality, practically delivering the best on screen performance of the character.
While Bernthal shines as a new comer Elodie Yung’s Elektra is also someone you should look out for. Elektra is sly, manipulative very mysterious and yet playful in a very dangerous way. As someone who simply wants to reconnect with her college sweetheart. You just know something is more to it and Yung plays Elektra’s mystique to perfection.
With more characters added to the mix, the usual characters have to step their game up and glad to say they did. The interactions between the new and old characters are great and it makes up for intense and interesting scenes. Mainly Matt Murdock’s conversations with The Punisher and Elektra are filled with great memorable dialogues. While Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page has also improved and really proves time and time again that she’s not to be underestimated. Elden Henson’s Foggy Nelson had also some great moments and he truly shines in his scenes. Makes it more easier for the audience to like him.
The fight scenes, this time around, are a lot more violent and more blood is shown and Daredevil truly embraced the R Rating that’s given to them. They are still incredible to watch and delivers some of the best fight scenes to be shown on the small screen.
Though everything seemed to be better than the first season, there are small complaints I’ve garnered through my binge-watching of Daredevil. One of them is story progression, Daredevil started of incredibly strong and it carried it all the way to the middle. However just when you’re at the end, it felt as if the momentum has slowed down and maybe it’s because of exhaustion from seeing so many good stuff but the latter parts of the series are not as strong as the earlier episodes.
It felt as if some of the writings been rushed and with so many story arcs happening throughout the season it felt as if the culmination of everything wasn’t properly planned. Resulting of everything being all over the place.
Overall Daredevil Season 2 is a worthy follow up to the first season, not only were the characters great it gave everyone the chance to shine. The stakes are higher this time around and it gave the characters the push to go and beyond what have already done. The fight scenes are more graphic and it’s definitely grittier. However seeing as Hell’s Kitchen is a place crawling criminals and vigilantes, the gore and violence feels right at home.
Easily the best Marvel Property to be seen on-screen, Daredevil Season 2 is definitely worth checking out and worth spending 13 hours for it.