Netflix deserves praise for its TV adaptation of the Marvel comic Daredevil. The series maintains a wonderful aesthetic and it is faithful to the characters as well. Moreover, the concept of having a superhero who is also partly blind was uniquely handled. Of course, like any other comic book superhero, Daredevil needs to have superb fight scenes with amazing stunts and effects. It’s one of the many reasons for the show’s immense popularity.
With that being said, these are the 5 most gruesome fight scenes from Netflix’s Daredevil –
The Rooftop Fight Scene
In Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2, Elektra and Daredevil find themselves on top of an abandoned building with many opponents surrounding them. Although they were confident about their ability to defeat the ninjas, none of the partners expected to go home alive. Both swear an oath to run away together if they live. However, Elektra fails to survive the fight and dies right in front of Daredevil.
The Hallway Fight Scene
At some point during the story, Matt Murdock fends off a group of Russian mobsters in a small hallway. He realizes by the overwhelming force that if he doesn’t do something fast, they will kill him. However, Daredevil pushes himself even though he’s tired and bruised from being overpowered by them for the most part of their fight. He is fighting for the safety of an innocent child since without his presence; these men would’ve killed her. The hero shows his determination to endure as he chooses to win using martial arts instead of using guns against these men since there’s not much way for him to outnumber all four of them.
Fighting Healy The Assassin
Healy is an assassin hired by Wilson Fisk to take out a business rival. During episode two, “Rabbit in a Snowstorm,” Healy takes on two men with his bare hands at the beginning of the episode before killing yet another as his extensive combat skills gain him an advantage over Daredevil throughout. What makes this fight scene so impressive is how it plays to one’s sense of hearing and vision. It all leads up to an ending that brings about a satisfying conclusion for both Daredevil and anyone watching when he decides to end his own suffering instead.
How Matt Escapes Prison
One specific type of fight that Daredevil is known for is a prolonged fight involving a tracking shot and has become a major staple of the show. The first time we see this style showcased in the series is in episode 3 when our hero, Matt Murdock, is battling rival inmates both inside and outside of prison during a riot. At one point he’s drugged with medical tranquillizers by corrupt prison guards for revenge against Fisk. He is then attacked by multiple enemies at once. Though unfortunately for them he defeats them single-handedly. Thanks to his increased senses. This part even became one of the best uses of choreography, shaky cam, and environment on the show so far.
The Bullseye Fight
This fight stands out because it ties in with some of the previous scenes while also extending new plot lines. Bullseye attacks a church that Matt Murdock has been using as his own personal sanctuary. But Bullseye attacks the church from another angle by dressing up as a priest to tell the city of New York that Daredevil is guilty of every crime that Bullseye commits wherever he goes. He ultimately kills Matt’s loved ones. The camera gives us a close-up of Karen Page and Matt for just a few seconds before pulling away to show that she is actually pointing at Fisk through the window. It meant that she is already aware of how close they have become despite Matt having only begun courting Fisk after being arrested earlier in the episode.