PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.
Composer Graeme Revell incorporated sounds to use as motifs for certain characters. For instance Bullseye has guitar undertones, while Kingpin has bass beats.
Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson:
Do you or do you not concede that there are alligators in the sewers? Please answer the question.
In his opening scene in the Irish pub, Bullseye's neck and the top of his chest are peeling from sunburn, because Colin Farrell had just returned from a Mexican cruise while he was on holiday. A sunburn is rather unlikely for this character who prefers to live in shadows and darkness.
The opening credits are seen in a sequence of dark skyscrapers. There are lit windows in the skyscrapers, which turn into Braille letters which then become English letters spelling out the main cast - later on, the supporting cast and production crew are directly formed in English from the window.
German theatrical version was edited for violence (ca. 1 min.) to secure a more commercial "Not under 12" rating. Shortened were the scenes where Bullseye kills the man in the pub, the lady on the plane and Elektras father. Also shortened was the stabbing of Elektra. The cut version was released on VHS and DVD (single-disc version), the uncut version was released only on DVD (two-disc special edition and re-release of the single-disc version).
English, Greek, Italian
$3,133,038 (Europe) (14 February 2003)
$102,543,520 (USA) (13 July 2003)