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Trailer Reaction: “Daredevil” on Netflix

The full trailer for Netflix’s newest original series and first Marvel comic adaption, “Daredevil,” was released today. The streaming service announced a deal with Marvel TV on Nov. 7, 2013 that would bring several new live-action shows to the site. There has been lots of anticipation surrounding the release of the trailer among die-hard Marvel fans, since the release of a teaser earlier this year. I personally have not read any "Daredevil" comics nor have I seen the 2003 movie adaption. However, everyone loves a good superhero movie and I am a huge fan of Netflix originals, so I went into the viewing of this trailer with an open mind.

Like all great trailers, it opens with a shot of our hero looking out over the city. The whole minute and a half is framed around Matt Murdock’s, aka the Daredevil, (Charlie Cox, “Theory of Everything”) confession to a priest. We get a dramatic shot of Murdock walking into a church followed by a montage of guns, knives and bloody bodies while a voiceover muses about the struggle between good and evil. Of course, no Marvel preview is complete without a shot of our hero’s abs (0:16, in case you were wondering).

At around the one minute mark, Murdock puts on his Daredevil mask and then, the pace really picks up; we get ricocheting bullets, breaking windows and an even an explosion. Cue the fade in to the main title and obviously, one last shot of the main character’s face: this time covered in water and blood, and fade out.

The “Daredevil” trailer fulfills all the expected Marvel cliches paired with the essential grittiness of original Netflix shows. I’ll be the first to admit it, I can’t wait until April 10.

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