Saturday Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took the plunge into the 13-episode first season of Marvel's new Netflix series. And from the sound of it, he was incredibly touched.
James Gunn has become known for his strong presence on social media, and has used his Facebook to express his heartfelt opinion on the new Marvel/Netflix series. Though he claimed to be a bit frightened going in (as Daredevil is one of his favorite characters and he is a ‘rough TV critic’) the director was more than impressed with the outcome.
James Gunn wrote:
"I have loved the character of Daredevil since I was a little boy. Outside of Batman, Daredevil probably has more great comic book arcs than any other character. From Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli to Kevin Smith to Ed Brubaker and on and on, the character has elicited some of the best work from some of the greatest comic book storytellers.
So I was a bit frightened last night when I dug into the new Marvel's Daredevil Netflix series. I'm a rough TV critic - I love five or so shows on the air right now, but that's about it - and I didn't want to see one of my favorite characters come up short. On top of that I really like Steven S. DeKnight, the showrunner, and Drew Goddard, the creator, both as people and as creative forces (Spartacus, Cloverfield, Cabin in the Woods, etc).
Well, I love it. The cast is great. Charlie Cox is just awesome, and Elden Henson is about as an amazing a Foggy as I could have imagined. The fight sequences stand alongside Spartacus and Rome as some of the best TV fight sequences ever (so, the best TV fight sequences ever not performed in togas). And the scripts have been touching and on point and true to the character. In the first few episodes, I cried twice: once in a scene between young Matt and battling Jack, and again when I realized this character I loved so much for so long had been brought to television with such spirit, love, and care.
What I'm saying is, there's a huge Marvel event going on right now, and it's Daredevil on Netflix. I hope you guys check it out."
If you’ve caught a glimpse of even the first episode, you’ll know exactly what James Gunn is talking about. The fight sequences are crazy good, just amazing. Scott Glenn who plays Stick in the series claimed a few weeks ago Daredevil to be the most stunt-heavy series ever, and wow he wasn’t kidding. Especially the scene with Daredevil fighting in the hallway at the end of episode two.
But it isn’t just the action sequences that makes the series so incredible. It's amazing storytelling. And of course the fantastic acting in it. And that is in fact what touched Gunn the most. His review of the series is perfect. And one of the things i love the most is the fact that, for me most of the characters even the villains, you can relate to and understand why there doing what there doing. All i can say is Steven DeKnight has done an stellar job on Daredevil, i wouldn't change a thing. It has become one of my favorite all time shows.
Marvel's Daredevil now streaming on Netflix.