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 Hand’s leader, Kirigi, having hired Elektra for the job, determines to dispose of the targets himself, but Elektra threatens the success of his mission. Elektra’s 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 Kirigi’s triumph, burdening Elektra with the most daunting obstacle of her life — to keep the balance of good and evil from tipping the wrong way. It’s action-packed and gripping.
This movie has many twists and turns but unfortunately never ties much of its mysticism together into a coherent package. This leaves the audience wondering who the little girl is and why she is being sought by the dark forces of the “Hand.” I suppose if you are fan of the comic book series and know the “back story” of Elektra, you may enjoy this movie more than I did. All in all, with the excessive language and not much of a story line, Dove cannot recommend this film.