‘Aquaman’ saved DC’s sinking ship and emerged as a new blockbuster of 2018

Ever since I saw the extended teaser of the latest DC superhero movie ‘Aquaman’ I have been waiting for the film to come out. DC fans are so delighted to see such a perfect blend of VFX and action-packed movie after a long time. It could have been an end of the DC movies, but Aquaman rescued it and ended it on a perfect note. The movie is a big hit and it’s earning is so far higher than ‘Justice League’ and ‘Wonder Woman.’

I have watched the movie in 3d Imax, and it is better than what I expected. I have to tell you that I amn’t at all a Jason Momoa’s fan, but he did give his best shot in this movie. He is a huge, muscular, witty and charming superhero who did justice to the character.

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The director James Wan and Warner Bros. have tried to create something which the audience can connect to. Very cleverly, they haven’t shown us any connection of the Aquaman with the other DC superheroes in the movie. Momoa got ample of free space to establish himself worthy of this character. And he does that gracefully. Director James Wan used all his muscular power his strength and dived him into all the action sequences.

But there was a lack in chemistry between Momoa’s Arthur and Amber Heard’s Mera on screen. Apparently, Amber shines on the screen on her solo scenes.

According to me, “Aquaman is the best DC movie since The Dark Knight.” It has all the factors for being the best “an epic full of action, emotions, comic relief, and stunning underwater visuals.”

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There has been a lot of efforts and pressure on the shoulders of the movie and Momoa. There were adequate reasons why this movie is so special and essential for the Warner Bros. and DC to do good in the box office. As a DC fan, I almost lost faith and interest in their superhero movies. They weren’t doing good also their script couldn’t impress the mass, unlike Marvels.

Patrick Wilson as ‘Orm’ and Yahya Abdul Mateen II as ‘Black Manta’, the two key villain characters of the movie. The movie left the fans wanting to know more about the Black Manta. Black Manta didn’t share much of the screen space. Wilson’s Orm is villainous and ambitious to become the ‘Ocean master’, yet delivered a compelling performance. I wished for some more evil and treacherous moments in the movie.

There are arguments that the movie is overstuffed with VFX and chaotic in appearance. Well, as a viewer I won’t say the film is ‘overstuffed with VFX’ but yes, ‘chaotic’ in several scenes. At some point, you will feel little bore and losing interest. But the visual presence of the exotic underwater scenes will keep you engage.

Overall, there isn’t anything new from the story perspective, but interesting use of visual effects have made the movie attractive and enjoyable.

It could have been better, but for a DC fan, it is one of the best superhero movies that he/she could enjoy thoroughly.

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Netflix’s darker version of ‘Mowgli’ failed to impress the audience

I have a fondness towards Rudyard Kipling’s 1967 masterpiece ‘The Jungle Book.’ Back in my childhood days, there was a cartoon TV series of ‘The Jungle Book’ that used to come in the ‘Doordarshan’ channel. I could still remember how magnificent I used to feel watching all the lovable characters — the innocent yet brave Mowgli, the severe and humble Bagheera, the lovely Baloo the bear and the relationship Mowgli has with them and the jungle. Everything in the story is so subtle and beautiful.

Netflix’s ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ directed by Andy Serkis is an adaption of The Jungle Book, but the director chose to represent the darker element and side of Mowgli with the Jungle.

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The story remains the same. Mowgli is a man-cub, raised by the wolves under the protection of Baloo and Bagheera. He is learning the laws of the Jungle and desperate to prove his position in the jungle. Sher Khan is after Mowgli, poses a threat to his life. Mowgli can’t stay amongst his race until he passes the test. There isn’t any change in the plot, but the whole movie revolves around the theme of darkness.

The image that we all have of Mowgli is ‘sweet, funny and a playful boy’ running around the jungle with his wolf brothers. Whereas Netflix’s Mowgli is an angry, blood-filled, an over-expressive character. There is blood almost everywhere in the scene. This isn’t the version of Mowgli we would like our kids to watch.

The movie is greatly missing the element of liveliness and freshness. There is a lack of balance; it is more focused on the technological aspect rather than building the character. There isn’t any scene I found in the movie where I could connect myself emotionally. Kipling’s story has a life which is entirely missing in Andy Serkis’s Mowgli. I think it is a vague effort to create the movie focusing only on the horror, violence, and cruelty of the jungle world. The theme of darkness has totally overpowered the entire film which is one of the main setbacks why it failed to leave a mark on the audience.

Baloo and Bagheera are two great supporting stars of the movie, able to lift the film to some extent. Bagheera’s constant struggle to keep Mowgli safe from the Sher Khan is heart touching. He believes Mowgli will be safe if he lives amidst the villagers. Rohan Chand as Mowgli has done a decent job. He did exactly what he was told to do.

Now everything can’t be bad about the movie. The rivalry between Mowgli and Sher Khan has shown with great precision. Emotions like hatred and anger that they both feel for each other is vivid and quite dominant too throughout the film.

Despite all, there is way too much bloodshed in the movie which has made it a big ‘no’ kid-friendly show. Two years back, when Disney released the version of ‘The Jungle Book’ they chose primarily for the kids to enjoy watching the movie, and it was a big hit.

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Serkis tried to present his audience with a different understanding of the complexities of the characters. Each character deals with dual emotions and Mowgli coping with both the identity crisis and emotions. Chand as Mowgli is torn between the acceptance of his identity. He considers jungle as his home but when Bagheera left him amidst the village of human saying ‘this is your home now,’ he was devastated.

Certain things I found are missing in the movie, and one of them is the ‘boomerang’ which was Mowgli’s weapon as per the book. Also, I felt a lot of scenes left loose and detached. I amn’t disappointed with the movie. It is just another version of the original ‘The Jungle Book.’

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What Makes the New Trailer of ‘Aquaman’ so Interesting to Watch the Movie in December

The five-minute extended trailer of James Wan’s Aquaman has hooked me up and is ready to hit the theatres on December 21st, 2018. DC’s newest comic book movie ‘Aquaman,’ has released recently a visually attractive and a storytelling form of a trailer. The trailer has given the audience a general outline of the story and what to expect from the story.

Momoa who is playing the role of Arthur Curry (Aquaman), is the son of a human and the Atlantean queen who becomes the rightful heir of the Atlantis. But he is set on a journey to find a legendary trident to unite the kingdom. On his expedition, he faces rivalries, one of them is his brother who is specifically the villain of the movie. Patrick Wilson is playing Orm who has a super-villainous motive against humanity. This is pretty much the primary storyline.

The trailer also has some colorful visuals and astonishingly shows the underwater world. It is getting severe positive feedback from the audience. With great visuals effects, sound mixing and overall VFX, the movie trailer looks promising and gripping. The underwater scenery in the movie seems extraordinary beautiful, all thanks to the digital world and the team of highly skilled VFX.

Jason Momoa has an added pressure and responsibility on his shoulder it seems. The making of the movie took a lot more time and needed a detailed analysis to bring perfection. Fans like us have been waiting for long to see a marvelous DC comic movie after a series of a debacle.

DC comics success depends on Batman and Superman, but, if ‘Aquaman’ stand among the crowd, then the brand will no longer have to only think of Batman and Superman as their rescuer.

Aquaman starts with a high hope now it’s only a matter of few days till it hit the theatres. Aquaman could be the next top DC movie.

I am eagerly waiting for the movie to come and I hope this won’t be an end to the DC movies.

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Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is a Show depicting Strong Themes with a Twist

I know I am late to write about Netflix’s teen witch TV series Sabrina which got released during the Halloween. But it is always fun to write about anything when you enjoy writing. I recently finished watching the show and thought of sharing my views on it.

Netflix’s Original series ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is the reboot of the Archie comic ‘Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.’ As the title suggested ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,’ the show has managed to keep the audience glued to it.

The protagonist of the show ‘Sabrina’ is a teen half witch and half mortal brought up by her two witches aunt, and together they are called the ‘Spellmans.’

The Sabrina of 2018, is an awakened witch in many ways. She is stubborn, determined and a ‘feminist.’ She doesn’t fully understand the which lore and their belief which is different from that of the mortal world. She is powerful but hasn’t yet discovered it. She is the new generation feminist icon.

Her strong connection with the mortal world (Harvey and her best friends) the witch clan isn’t supportive of instead feels she might expose the witches in the outer world. The show has beautifully shown Sabrina’s struggle between understanding her real existence and her reality in the mortal world.

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Her peaceful and lovely relationship with her lover and her friends keeps her happy and safe. On the other hand, her witch family and clan are continually reminding her and forcing her to follow the Dark Lord and his beliefs which are immoral.

She is a strong teen half-witch who is intolerant towards the ill-treatment of her best friend Susan by a group of boys in the school. She has started a club for protecting the women against the cruelty of men. Her strong morality is her personality that holds her tight against the wickedness in the witch clan.

A Feminist Approach

Amidst the practices of witchcraft, the notion of ‘feminism’ has appeared vividly in the show. The show has a majority of female characters, and the new era of Sabrina doesn’t fear from standing up against the oppression neither does she fear the magical dark powers. She embraces her witch power.

Sabrina has questioned several times the dominance of male figure in ruling the witch world. She keeps asking about why she needs to be controlled by a male entity (Dark Lord). She rejects to kneel and sign her name in the book of Lord. By signing means, she is giving the authority to give away her soul in exchange she will get the immense magical power. But she wants both magical power and her freedom. Now, everything comes at a price; nothing comes free even in the mortal world.

The power of magic metaphorically means the power of women but also the shackles that the male entity (Dark Lord) has created for all the women witch is vivid.

The three Weird Sisters

The three Weird Sisters of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has a significant role in the line of witchcraft. They are the most chilling factor in the nemesis of Sabrina. The Weird Sisters consists of three sisters the leader Prudence, the middle sister Agatha, a pure evil streak and the youngest Dorcas a naïve witch. The trio and Sabrina have a deep connection in every respect. Among the three, Prudence and Agatha are the devout and prominent witches.

The witches although very much remind me of the witches in the iconic Shakespeare’s Macbeth. They determine the course of a person’s life as per Greek mythology.

Dark and Gothic

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is based on the Archie comics, and it is Netflix’s one of the biggest shows mostly for them who love comics and witch tales. The Sabrina of the modern era is fully aware of her magical powers. This Sabrina series reveals more the darker side of the witchcraft and gothic in themes. There are episodes of Sabrina slitting the throat of Agatha, the murder of the professor, witchcraft on the principal and women killing each other in the clan as the ritual demand.

Worshiping the Dark Lord signifies keeping alive the darkness and evil. The Dark Lord is an embodiment of the devil. The satanic priest, the sacrificial ceremony and rituals all these exemplifies the theme of ‘dark and gothic.’

The show has brought before us old-fashioned America by replicating the clothes and cultural trend. Every character is dressed up in retro, the Halloween set up and the dead trees which symbolically represents the ‘darkness.’ The devil itself ‘Lucifer’ has made a few appearances in the episodes in the form of a strange and weird looking goat monster.

The show has depicted Sabrina’s journey from an innocent girl to a powerful witch in the later episodes. From the night of dark baptism, her evolution began. The dark magic is not a matter of laughter or pleasure, as the aunt says, ‘each magic comes with a price.’

The ‘Church of the Night’ is a place which is run by a Satanic priest, and it follows the dark and deadly witch rituals to please the Dark Lord.

The structure of the show is the most surprising factor. The setting is artistic. The house of Spellman, Baxter High, the forest all glorifies the show.

In my opinion, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina doesn’t justify the ending by showing Sabrina giving away her freedom to the Dark Lord. The thing against which she was fighting.

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List of Best TV Series That Have Every Reason to Get Started This Weekend

You may have noticed there is a craze going on with the television series. Big platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, HBO, Hulu, they are all competing against each other to come up with the best television content than ever.

Almost every month, there is more competition for them to have the best television shows.

For a variety of reasons, television shows are favorite than movies. One significant advantage is they can captivate a big audience if the show is a hit. You can take shows like ‘Games of Thrones,’ ‘Friends,’ ‘House of Card’ and few more as an example. They have a bigger audience with each season coming up every year.

With so many contents and so many options, it is pretty hard to categorize them as the ‘best shows. Because each content is different from the rest and each has a unique contribution.

What if you are confused with so many options available right in front of you, and you can’t decide which one to watch in the first place?

So, I being a movie and television buff, after watching uncountable episodes and series, I have come up with a list of ‘Best TV series’ that you can add up on your ‘to do’ list.

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is one of the best television shows ever. The deeply damaged protagonist Mr. Walter white, the evolution of his character from being a sane, simple man to becoming insane for power and money towards the end, his blatant criminal skills have made him a vicious character. This one is one of the groundbreaking TV shows.

Breaking Bad is still streaming on Netflix. I can’t describe more in words which will explain why this particular show is so popular. You need to watch if you haven’t yet.

House of Cards

House of Cards is one of the best political TV shows that depict the story of an ambitious congressman who utilizes his powerful influence to climb up the political ladder by manipulating his several colleagues. How he plots behind the closed doors and accomplishes every personal crusade. There are many other good political television shows, but House of Cards has earned its place.

It is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime both.

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory is one of the most famous American TV show. People love to watch the show for its laughter, jokes, and story which was out of box idea. The Big Bang Theory being a sitcom genre of the TV show is very simple nothing too complicated ‘geek culture’ but surprisingly went well through its time. Even now in 2018, if you want to spend your lazy Sunday evening watching television ‘TBBT’ will be a good choice.

Gilmore Girls

The television series ‘Gilmore Girls’ is available on Netflix. The show is revolving around the lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (mother and daughter). It is a show which illustrates the mother-daughter relationship which is one of the purest and beautiful forms of love. The show did touch several other elements too, which are essential in our daily life also. The audience did love and admired the two principal characters then, and now too you can relate yourself while watching Gilmore Girls.

Peaky Blinders

If you like ‘Breaking Bad,’ then I guess you should keep ‘Peaky Blinders’ on your next to watch list. This British gangster drama has been considered as a deserving show that can join the club of ‘Best TV Series.’ The show has a collection of some of the best actors in the UK incorporating with fantastic music, acting, criminal mastermind scenes, and plots.

If you have missed it by any chance, don’t miss it now after reading.

Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars on Netflix is quite a popular show amongst the young generation. The layers of stories it has with each episode, secrets, the darkness of character, love, lust, family, murder every element that can glue you to it till the end. There are seven seasons and each season will give you enough suspense and thriller to enjoy. The show has multiple characters and each interrelated, in some episodes, the storyline might confuse you and force you to think about it all day. Interesting isn’t it?

There is news that season 8 is going to air soon but if you haven’t watched it then start this weekend.

The Handmaid’s Tale

This is a show which you should never miss. The Handmaid’s Tale was nominated 20 times for different categories. The subject of the show has set it above everything. The writing, political issues, social hostility it does focuses on the intricate details. To fully understand, you need to get to watch the show starting this weekend. You will see the different aspects that the show talks about through situations.

Narcos

A Netflix Original series ‘Narcos’ is like a documentary of a drug lord named ‘Pablo Escobar.’ The show reveals the rise and fall of Escobar, his millions criminal activity, how he infiltrated drug business in the US. The entire show is compelling and gripping. The lead actor who has played the role of Escobar has done an impeccable job.

A perfect show to watch this weekend with your wife or maybe alone doesn’t matter. But must watch it.

Broadchurch

Many don’t know or heard of the TV series ‘Broadchurch.’ It is available on Netflix in the British category. The show is set on a beautiful remote town based on a police investigation drama. An 11-year-old boy whose body was found lying on the beach, throughout the investigation of the crime reveals several hurtful secrets of the people, families, and town.

Broadchurch is one of my favorite television shows mainly because of the emotional sequences and trauma that each goes through. Each character portrayed so naturally and with precision.

I strongly recommend Broadchurch to watch.

Jane the Virgin

Very recently, I completed watching ‘Jane the Virgin,’ a television drama with a unique storyline ‘a woman named Jane who gets artificially and accidentally inseminated, and her journey throughout. The character Jane has brought forth the ‘motherhood’ element in the show which has successfully won audiences heart. Not only this but Jane the Virgin has also talked about issues like economic, immigration.

One reason people loved the show because it has embraced the Latin Language, the importance of Catholicism, and parental guidance.

It is available on Netflix.

The Wire

As per the report, The Wire has crossed 4 million viewing figures on HBO. You can imagine what makes the show so popular.

For that, you seriously need to watch the classic show ‘The Wire.’ Critics say it is ‘one of the best things ever on TV.’

I can say a ton about ‘The Wire,’ but I rather leave it to you the audience to figure out why it is the best of all.

Jack Ryan

The new Jack Ryan is like the small screen Bourne. Lots of action, terrorist activities, plan and plot with the motive to end terrorism. Jack Ryan the character is a very bright and smart government agent, with the superb intellect he aids solutions and crack codes. If you are a fan of Bond or Mission Impossible series, then I guess you will love watching Jack Ryan too.

It is an Amazon Prime Original Series.

The Crown

The Crown is the best show on Netflix. A queen is fighting for her survival, maintaining the legacy, torn between duty and family. It is a period British drama that depicts a part of the history of the Queen. Critics have showered praises for the remarkable performances. Claire Foy, who played the Queen has been awarded the Golden Globe for her marvelous performance. The Crown is an expensive television show, but it is worth your time at every respect.

Bates Motel

For a long time, ‘Bates Motel’ has been my all-time favorite unconventional television show. The story is very eccentric to capture your attention. The mother-son duo with a psychological twist. A psychotic, over-sensitive son who slide into a dissociative state turning him into a murderer in which he finds pleasure. The madness and horrific character flaw is something to watch.

Big Little Lies

The show mainly centers the female characters, has combined several secrets, lies, and revelations with each character. The plot is surprising enough to hold the audiences’ the attention. I have added ‘Big Little Lies’ because it deserves to be in the top.

Cable Girls

‘Cable Girls’ is yet another Netflix Original Series set in a period of 1920s in Madrid which follows the story of four cable operators. It is Netflix’s first Spanish production, so worry not if you don’t know Spanish that’s why subtitles are for.

The storyline has twist and suspense, a core drama series.

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, the show is a period-comedy series. The lead character Midge Maisel is a flawed fictional character who tries to find her path. A simple light-hearted beautiful story.  Season 2 is soon coming too, so better you wrap up with Season 1.

Better Call Saul

One must watch ‘Breaking Bad’ if he/she wants to understand ‘Better Call Saul’. Saul Goodman who was the lawyer of the meth kingpin Walter White (Breaking Bad). The show is all about him, his character, his cases.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

The show is an absurdly delightful gothic genre of drama. A wonderful masterpiece, brilliant performances, and detailed production might encourage you to watch. It is a modern fairy tale highly fascinating to watch the show on Netflix this weekend with a big bucket of popcorn.

If you have something else in your mind or you want me to add anything left out, you are welcome to engage in a conversation in the below comment section.

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Why Am I So Addictive to ‘Netflix’?

A year ago, I was in Seattle living my peaceful life away from my people. It was tough and was the first time I went outside the country. Needless to say, a fantastic city to stay and I had a mixed feeling about my experience staying aboard. After working vigorously, entertainment is all that I needed at the end of the day before going to bed. Being an introvert, I like to stay being myself doing my things at my leisure time.

Watching good movies is one such thing that I like. I didn’t have a television either was I intend to buy. I had my amazing laptop with me and had a wi-fi connection.

Wanting to watch movies at night, I started looking for movies online, but it wasn’t enough. Most of the sites were untrusted, movies were old and even the annoying part was the quality of the video.

Now, what to do? Annoyed and irritated I expressed my annoyance to one of my dear colleagues. She was living in the States for a long time, and she has been quite helpful to me.

“There are sites where you can sign up and enjoy watching some great contents if you want?”

‘NETFLIX’

Okay, this might work. After a whole crazy day, I grabbed my dinner from the ‘Whole Food’ along with some other items. Drove back home, took 10 minutes to do things, opened my laptop googled and set an account in Netflix.

After a few moments, I was gazing at the categories and what amazed me? It has every genre of movies. I do still remember, for like 20-25 minutes I was only searching and looking at the contents that Netflix had. I was more curious to watch the television styled series.

There were less of Indian content at that time as compared to now where you can see more participation from the Indian film industry.

So, the first Netflix series that I enjoyed watching that night was ‘THE ORIGINALS.‘ And I finished two episodes that night. I found the content very fresh and quite enjoyable. All the vampire fantasy stories that I used to read when I was in college. I was sleepy, tired willing to shut down my brain for that night but still, it hooked me up.

From that night my journey with Netflix started, and it still goes on in India too.

It’s been months when Netflix has started streaming in India too. With more than a million subscribers Netflix is still competing with Amazon Prime Videos in India.

No Commercials

Yes. No commercials which I find superb. You can watch hours of content without obstructions. I always find commercials very distracting. It takes away the moment of excitement.

Unique Content

One of the key strategies of Netflix is ‘they are focused on their content from the starting.’ If you look in detail, you will come to understand how much they give priority and put their investment on creating exceptional content. They try to live up to customers demand and sustain higher quality content to compete with other television giants like HBO, HULU

It is from the year 2011 (correct me if I am wrong) they have started to add original content to its streaming service. Popular Netflix Original shows like ‘Orange is the New Black,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Crown’ and a few more have successfully created a magic line in the entertainment world.

Some other quite legendary TV series like ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Narcos,’ Marvel’s superheroes ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘House of Cards’ and the list goes on and on. There is no end. But these are a few that I guess every Netflix lover has admired.

Apart from the TV series, Netflix does offer some of the fantastic movies too. You need to choose which genre of film you want to watch, and their website will deliver you that. They also have several independent movies. Some of my favorites are ‘Ankhon Dekhi,’ ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots,’ ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ ‘The Fundamentals of Caring.’

I can not deny the fact that because of its ability to provide the viewers something offbeat and refreshing we who love Netflix want to keep coming back to see what’s more it has to offer.

Disadvantages

I think we all agree with this, how Netflix addiction has poisoned our brain. I used to watch a lot of Netflix, but then I realized how my mind was getting restless in the thoughts of streaming. With so many options available right at my fingertips, I had Netflix all caught up inside my mind and free time. As a result, I wasn’t using my time in doing anything productive which is a step backward in ‘self-improvement.’

Too much indulgence in Netflix damages your time management. I was lucky enough to realize it sooner and mend my way.

I believe I am not the only one with a Netflix problem. The company has given us every reason to get glued with it.

I admit I love Netflix more than Amazon Prime Videos or Hulu or anything. They have added a few theme oriented contents like ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, ‘Haunted’ especially for this year Halloween.

I am currently watching ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ which is quite enchanting. I desire to watch more every night but prefer to stick to one episode per day.

We still don’t have a cable connection, so Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are the two that I enjoy watching at the end of the night.

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Daredevil Season 3 Has Every Exciting Element That Makes It Successful

Daredevil is streaming on Netflix now, and I just finished watching the season 3. With Luke Cage and Iron Fist getting canceled by Netflix, I was really into Daredevil. From the beginning of the series, I have grown a fondness towards the character Daredevil. I feel in many ways the superhero is different from others. Although season 2 wasn’t much satisfying for me, so I was eagerly waiting for the season 3 to come. And surprisingly, season 3 stood up to my expectation.

Wilson Fisk

The new season features the epic devilish character Wilson Fisk, played by Vincent D’Onofrio, whom we have seen behind bars with a bunch of other criminals. The season has brought him back on the foreground by bringing him out from the prison, he skeptically manipulates the FBI and declared himself the ‘Kingpin of crime.’ Neither anyone can touch him, nor voice against him.

Wilson Fisk is the best villain so far. Fisk is the one reason why Daredevil is such a hype. A villain with detail layered character, complexities and the Machiavellian traits is what defines Wilson Fisk.

You will see at one side Fisk’s monstrous character and on the other his unconditional love for Vanessa. Their relationship where he is entirely a different personality. This love connection also humanizes Wilson, draws out temporarily his brutal and cruel nature.

Matt Murdock

On the other side, the crimefighter Matt Murdock is back but all broken and battered physically and emotionally. The season has introduced a few new characters to bring a twist in the drama. Sister Maggi who is a nun and who has been healing Matt from his grievous wounds, however, reveals a mysterious truth later.

Matt’s spiritual being torn in pieces. Physically he isn’t strong and incapable of being the Daredevil. He is shattered and angry when came to know that Fisk is out of the prison and plotting to corrupt and rule the city. The emotional decisions that he has made cost him severely. In the process of stopping Fisk, many are dying, and he held himself responsible.

Failing Faith

One thing I find it very interesting in this season is ‘faith.’ The show has established faith as one of the important themes. Faith has always been a crucial part in Matt Murdock’s life. But in this season, there shows a conflict between the two. How deeply Matt is struggling between faith in God and seeking justice. He understands the Catholic values, but his feelings are intense that God isn’t with him. He has defied Him. We can see the changing equations. Mostly, he has been shown questioning a lot about God’s decisions for him.

The season has also explored the darker side of human emotions and much more character- driven. The entire season depicts how fear dominates each character and makes them do terrible things. Fear drives everyone in season 3. The fear of losing someone you love, the fear of losing morality, the fear of losing your family, and the fear of losing yourself.

New characters

Also, one more exciting character that has been added in season 3 is Benjamin Poindexter (Dex), the FBI sniper. The robust childhood backstory, his aggression, and skills have transpired him into a prominent figure.  The transition of Poindexter from a good FBI employee to a devil and murderer is very detailed. The season has remarkably showed the grim story of him being a troubled child to an FBI agent to a villain wearing the decorative ‘Red Daredevil’ suit. Whereas, Matt Murdock throughout the season has shown geared up in ‘black’ symbolizing the ‘darker and angrier side of Matt.’

I found it amusing and quite gripping on how the story of Dex unraveled slowly like layers.

Apart from Karen Page, the journalist and Foggy Nelson, the lawyer, season 3 has also brought FBI agent Ray Nadeem. An honest person whose strength and weakness both lies in his family, but the character explores more. Fisk played Nadeem and trapped him into a dirty game. He is in despair and shocked but can’t do anything to make it right. He was the prime reason that put Fisk behind bars again.

But how?

For that, you have to watch the entire season. No Spoiler!

Stunts that will amaze you

I love watching Matt Murdock doing the impressive stunts. It seems the show has hired a new stunt coordinator too for this season. And thankfully, it did work. The combat sequences are much more intense and realistic. All the punches, kicks and backflips are quite interesting to watch. The action scenes of Poindexter are more like a fantasy, so accurate and detailed. Especially, the two characters engaging in a combat scene in the NEW YORK BULLETIN office.

Two Amazing Supporting Characters

Last but not least, the two fantastic supporting characters Karen and Nelson, supported Matt profoundly through his ups and down. Even though with Matt away most of the time and when he met them he pushed them back hard which was emotional. Still, they stood beside him like a rock.

I liked how the Daredevil team has built up the character of Karen Page, revealing her dramatic and exhaustive past. The constant struggle of being alone, guilt and fear of death is killing her. Her relentless effort to stop Fisk and sending him back to prison is in a way ‘to do justice on her brother’s death.’ The character of Karen has dramatically taken a change from ‘The Punisher.’

How can I not say a little about the adorable Foggy Nelson who has played quite a positive role throughout the season. His character symbolizes the existence of ‘hope’ when everything goes upside-down.

 

Switch on your tv or laptop and binge into Netflix to watch the most fantastic TV series ‘Daredevil.’ Do let me know how you feel about the show. You can reach me at Paulomidutta89@gmail.com or add your comments below.

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