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Review: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3

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Finding. Marvel series on Netflix is no longer a rare commodity. Although I generally enjoyed the second seasons of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist (pending that of the Punisher), I could not help but notice that the excitement of the first time was no longer there. In the end, I made myself a reason. When scarcity is no longer there, the excitement also diminishes. It also works with Star Wars. At least, until the king comes back and proves that, in fact, it’s all about quality.

The king is dead, long live the king!
We had left Matt dead at the end of The Defenders (ok, not really seen the last scene, but your mouth) and it took a year and a half before being entitled to the continuation of his adventures that freely adapt the run cult written by Frank Miller: Born Again. It was long, but the wait was clearly worth it. This is simply another masterful season for Daredevil. It definitely confirms that the Hell’s Kitchen Demon is well above its fellow Defenders.

The new Dexter
Before talking about Matt Murdock or the Caid, I wanted to start with my favorite character of this season: Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter. Everyone knew it was Bullseye. However, that did not stop him from marking me (a target on the front). His first appearance is enjoyable. The kind that made me want to jump on the couch (before I remember how much it cost). They have also superbly managed to give life to Bullseye’s “power”. Nevertheless, where I totally succumbed, it is on the excellent passage of its origins. In addition to being a total success at the level of realization, it allows discovering the troubled personality of the Joker of the man without fear. There is nothing to say, the villains are excellent at Hell’s Kitchen.

The comeback of the year
As we talk about bad guys, and if we went to the one we do not have to pronounce the real name but call the Caid? He had made a fleeting appearance in the second season. But she was enough to score. This time, he’s making a real comeback and what a comeback! It is with this season that the neophytes of Daredevil will discover the Caid in all its splendor. His Machiavellian plan was such that he managed to get me out of stress. The kind where you say “but it’s not possible, they will never get out of it.” As a bonus, what kif to see in his classic costume. Watching him manipulate Dex to achieve his goals is simply a fascinating exercise. See him manipulate the mass as a certain Trump ice blood. The Caid, CQFD.

What a pleasure also to find the trio Nelson, Murdock, and Page. There is not much to say except that it’s a real pleasure to have such strong characters. Especially, when we have supped characters secondary to questionable or mediocre interest (no, I do not aim at you Patsy, for cons, for the info, I sent you Bullseye but see no link). As a bonus, two great newcomers: Sister Maggie and the Nadeem agent to the hairstyle always impeccable.

The action, always at the top?
When I discovered the number of episodes (13), I feared to suffer the shortness of breath so characteristic of the Marvel Netflix series. In the end, not at all. This third season suffers from the same problem as The Haunting of Hill House. A diesel start. But from episode 4, it takes off. The episode entitled Dead Angle contains THE action scene of the season. An unlikely piece of bravery in a single sequence shot. Obviously, there are some small flaws as not really powerful shots that put down a solid guy or in a vacuum, but on the whole, it’s madness. To store next to the one of True Detective. The rest of the season, from this episode, climbs crescendo with real suspense. Impossible to stop before the end.

A disappointing ending?
I do not know you, but personally, I was troubled by the end. Everything ends for the best in the best of all worlds. After all, what’s more, logical when we remember the title of the run that inspired the season. Born Again. Born again. This season was the story of a descent into hell (and what a decent, even better than that of Jessica Jones with alcohol). We found a Matt Murdock at the bottom of the hole. All the elements were gathered to take him on the same slope as that of the Punisher: to become a murderous vigilante. Until the end, he does not cross the line. Because Daredevil does not kill. He is reborn. I find that beyond the slight disappointment of an easy end, it is an excellent story. A story with hope. In addition, the annoyance is mitigated for me by this last scene where Bullseye is born in turn. What last memorable plan.

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