So far 2016 had been a year for Superhero vs. Superhero theme based movies such as Batman vs. Superman, Iron man vs. Captain America and the same formula is being applied in Daredevil Season 2 as Daredevil vs. The Punisher. The Second season expands the Daredevil universe farther into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The second season starts with a bit of a similar story line of Season 1 where Nelson and Murdock start a case in which they have to protect their client from certain enemies – this time a thug named Elliot “Grotto” Grote. The debate between Daredevil and The Punisher (Episode 3 – “New York’s Finest”) is one of the major high-points of the show. The conflict between Daredevil and The Punisher reminds me of the conflict between Batman and The Joker where Batman hadn’t crossed the line and The Joker did cross it.
The Introduction of new characters such as Elektra Natchios and Frank Castle is portrayed well by Élodie Yung and Jon Bernthal respectively. The background story of the Punisher and Elektra is done very deftly. Even though Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin had a less screen time in this season, however, he still manages to be one of the main highlights of the show.
Additionally, as the story unfolds, the character of Franklin “Foggy” Nelson has grown from being a comic relief to a strong supporting character. The action sequence is quite impressive and conducted really smoothly. They have even extended their one take fight sequence to the next level in Episode 3 – “New York’s Finest”.
Should you Watch it??
I would say, undeniably you should watch it. My Rating for the Second Season is 3 out of 5. It’s a good follow up to the season one, but I felt that there are so many plots and storylines (i.e. The Punisher, Elektra, Blacksmith, Ancient Lore, and Wilson fisk) running simultaneously which is too much to fit in just 13 episodes.
Take a look at the trailer for the show below:
Him Rating: 3/5
The Indian Connection
The presence of an Indian connection in the Daredevil Season 1 & 2 makes for a little surprise package. In the First season, Foggy Nelson chooses Punjabi Language as a subject in college. Moreover, in the Second season, Matt Murdock goes on a date with Karen Page at a beautiful Indian restaurant where Karen describes the beautiful lights of the restaurant to Matt.