Oct 9, 2020
Elektra (2005) (part 1 of 10)
The Cast of Characters:
Elektra (Jennifer Garner). Allegedly a skilled professional assassin. Special trademark move: whispering.
Abby Miller (Kirsten Prout). Lady MacGuffin. Also, Elektra’s surrogate daughter/little sister/whatever in the cornier scenes. Almost as forgettable as…
Mark Miller (Goran Visnjic). Abby’s parental appendage. Not really Elektra’s “love interest” so much as an “acquaintance interest”.
Kirigi (Will Yun Lee). The bad guy, or so we’re told. No past, no motivation, and no villainous charisma to redeem him. Evil has never been so uninteresting.
Stick (Terence Stamp). Elektra’s old sensei. Reminds me a lot of Splinter, even though he has far less charm than an animated rodent.
McCabe (Colin Cunningham). Elektra’s manager/agent. Bet you didn’t know assassins had agents, did you? A man with flexible morals and a big bank account. Doesn’t like killing, but loves the money Elektra brings in.
The Villains (Bob Sapp, Edson T. Ribeiro, Chris Ackerman, Nathassia Malthe). Kirigi’s four henchmen. Obviously, they all have other places to be, because they exit the movie as quickly as the plot allows. Calling them “characters” would be like attaching wheels to a wooden plank and calling it a car.