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Daredevil is the 98th episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Erica Russell and Andy Signore. It parodies the 2003 superhero film Daredevil. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It was published on May 30, 2017, to coincide with the release of the Daredevil TV show on Netflix. It is 4 minutes 46 seconds long. It has been viewed over 6.2 million times.

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"Along for the ride on Daredevil's generic directionless quest for justice is Elektra Natchios, a girl who, for the first half of the movie, is really just there to look hot, so hot that Matt will add stalking and sexual harassment to his growing list of crimes." ~ Honest Trailers - Daredevil

ScriptEdit

From the filmmaker (Mark Steven Johnson) who ruined not one (Daredevil), not two (Elektra), but three (Ghost Rider) different superheroes, comes Catwoman for men: Daredevil.

Before Netflix and Marvel Studios team up to hopefully do the character justice, return to the early 2000s, when superhero movies were still full of crappy CGI, Matrixing, Sopranos, and "izzies". (Franklin Nelson: Wilson Fisk is in the hizzy!)

Fresh off Pearl Harbor and Gigli, 2003's least favorite actor, Ben Affleck, stars as Matt Murdock, a boy granted superpowers after running face-first into an absurd amount of gigantic, unsecured toxic waste containers. With his eyesight taken from him, he'll use his other four senses to see perfectly, yet still dress up like a blind guy to score sympathy points with hot chicks, which gives Ben Affleck an excuse to show off his stupid, cross-eyed derp face. Ermahgerd, it's the Derpdevil.

By day, he's a lawyer who's terrible at his job (Matt Murdock: Another rapist back on the streets.); but by night, he's the Daredevil, a vigilante who beats up the men he's too incompetent to prosecute...

Quesada: I was acquitted!

Daredevil: Not by me.

(he throws Quesada onto a subway track)

...and lets innocent people die so he can have PG-13 sex with Jennifer Garner. Cheer for a superhero who's barely more powerful than your average cop, as this poor poor man's Spider-Man fights crime with an odd grab bag of powers, like super jumping, creepy smelling, and super heart rate monitoring. So he's a human lie detector, and he still can't win a case? Wow, just wow.

Along for the ride on Daredevil's generic directionless quest for justice is Elektra Natchios, a girl who, for the first half of the movie, is really just there to look hot, so hot that Matt will add stalking and sexual harassment to his growing list of crimes.

Matt Murdock: Wait a minute, wait a minute. Wait a second. Take it easy.

(he grabs Elektra's wrist)

Elektra Natchios: I don't like being touched.

Matt Murdock: Why don't you tell me what you do like, and we'll start there?

See, kids? If a girl doesn't like you, beat her up until she changes her mind (shows Matt and Elektra in hand-to-hand combat).

Witness the least subtle superhero movie since Batman & Robin, as Elektra and Daredevil team up against the Kingpin, a man who wants to...be a kingpin; and Bullseye, a man who...targets things, as if the giant f*cking target on his head wasn't enough of a giveaway. But if you still manage to get lost, don't worry, because Ben Affleck will explain everything in voice-over that sounds like he's just waking up from a coma.

Matt Murdock (voice-over): My sense of sound gave off a kind of radar sense...there are days when I believe, and others when I have lost all faith...I had set out to save the city, but with Elektra's help, I saved myself instead.

(the narrator snorts and wakes up) Wha- ah, hm, sorry, what?

So settle in for what's basically Ben Affleck's really disappointing audition to be the next Batman, where he plays a brooding loner who becomes a vigilante crime fighter after his dad is murdered by criminals in an alley, uses a ridiculous Batman voice when he's in costume, travels by grappling hook, is scared of bats, and refuses to kill.

Daredevil: That's the C-train!

(a subway train approaches Quesada on the tracks)

Oh, wait, never mind. He'll totally kill. (Daredevil throws Bullseye out a window)

Matt Murdock: I'm not the bad guy.

Yeah, you kinda are, though.

Starring A Soundtrack Full of the 2000s' Worst Nu Metal Bands: P.O.D. ("Right Now"), Hoobastank ("Right Before Your Eyes"), Seether ("Hang On"), Drowning Pool ("The Man Without Fear"), Evanescence ("Bring Me to Life"), Evanescence Again ("My Immortal"), and Nickelback ("Learn the Hard Way").

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Honest title for Daredevil (2003) - Batfleck Begins. Title design by Robert Holtby.

Batfleck Begins

(two flaming 'D's light up on the subway floor)

Umm, shouldn't that be in Braille?

 Trivia Edit

Honest Scene- Re-creating 2003's Daredevil Playground Fight!

Honest Scene- Re-creating 2003's Daredevil Playground Fight!

Reception Edit

Honest Trailers - Daredevil has a 97.3% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Gizmodo said the Honest trailer was "hilarious." CinemaBlend thought the video's "designation of Daredevil being "Catwoman for men" might be somewhat of harsh comparison." Nonetheless, CinemaBlend also wrote "for the most part, Honest Trailers does manage to get down to the crux of a lot of the contextually qualitative aspects of the film’s presentation that, at the time, either rubbed moviegoers the wrong way, or put them to sleep. Plus, they correctly point out that 2003 was kind a watershed time for Ben Affleck’s career." Outer Places described the Honest Trailer as "brutal" and said it "explores in detail why the widely lambasted film is considered to be one of the worst superhero movies of all time." Outer Places also noted that Screen Junkies' take on the stalkerish romance "sounds like it's less "Catwoman for men," and more like Fifty Shades of Grey for superhero fans." In the same article, Outer Places also highlighted that the Honest Trailer does not acknowledge that the romantic interest character "is unapologetically fridged, or killed/maimed for the sole purpose of motivating the male protagonist."

 Production credits Edit

Daredevil

Video thumbnail for Honest Trailers - Daredevil

Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey

Title design by Robert Holtby

Series Created by Andy Signore & Brett Weiner

Written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Erica Russell & Andy Signore

Edited by Dan Murrell & David Seger

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