Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: -2

In this comic book, action sequel to Daredevil, Elektra (Jennifer Garner) is revived to life and hired to kill Mark Miller (Goran Visnjic) and his 13-year old daughter. She has killed countless times, cunningly eliminating all targets, but she struggles to complete the task of killing this single father and his only daughter. The Order of the Hands leader, Kirigi, having hired Elektra for the job, determines to dispose of the targets himself, but Elektra threatens the success of his mission. Elektras childhood instructor Stick (Terence Stamp) aids in the protection of the would-be targets, but Kirigi and his clan are a crafty and relentless enemy. The advancement of the Hand organization is contingent upon Kirigis triumph, burdening Elektra with the most daunting obstacle of her life to keep the balance of good and evil from tipping the wrong way. Its action-packed and gripping.

Elektras change of heart for those she has been asked to kill is noteworthy. The plot implies that there is good to be found in some who perpetrate evil. This somewhat parallels the Imago Dei, the image of God, in all of mankind who although intrinsically sinful behave in benevolent ways. Elektras change certainly indicates her recognition of the value of human life, but this value is not extended to her enemies. Heavy violence is not a surprise in this one. Films like this make for great entertainment and display creativity, but the continual bombardment of violence can desensitize viewers to the reality of real evil around them. Commendably, the film has minimal foul language and is absent of sexual scenes. On the other hand, a scene of two women kissing, a bit of mild nudity and the minor amount of strong language warrant viewer caution.

Preview Reviewer: Troy Dandrea
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Crude Language: Several (9) times mild (damn 2, hell 1); strong (-ss 3, SOB 3)
Obscene Language: Few (2) times strong (s-word 2)
Profanity: Few (4) times moderate (G 1); strong (JC 1, J 1, GD 1)
Violence: Many times mild (many times of shoving and wrestling, knives thrown and hit clothing or walls); moderate (many fistfights; several people kicked against walls; guy thrown off of a roof; many stabbings in the back, the stomach, the chest, etc.; few scenes of shooting, hitting people with various objects)
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: Many times mild (woman in nightgown, some low-cut blouses showing cleavage, mini-top showing midriff and cleavage, womans back shown, woman wearing skimpy bikini)
Homosexual Conduct: Once moderate (brief kissing scene between two women)
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Few times mild (a couple exchanges suggestive looks); strong (comment do you ever get laid?)
Drug Abuse: Few times (one scene of wine drinking with dinner)
Other: None
Running Time: 96 minutes
Intended Audience: Adolescents and Adults

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