But if you really want to break it down, at the end of the day, the film really had no heart with zero investment in the lead character, who we get to barely get to know, as she spends much of the film's first hour flashing back to her childhood (okay, we get it already...she has "parent issues"...can we get back to the present?!), muttering a couple of words here and there, and looking damn hot (that was the only good part about it all). In the meantime, a straight-to-video "bad guy" group called "The Hand" injects themselves into sequences, bringing even less to the table, while a father/daughter duo, are given more depth than anyone else.
The relationship that develops between Elektra and the little girl was probably the film's only semi-success, as well as the addition of ninjas into the plotline (although they barely do anything), Typhoid Mary (once again, she looks hot, but barely does anything) and its runtime of 88 minutes or so. Action-wise, other than the stuff in the forest, which was so-so (although too much CGI), much of what we're given was neutered to the point of boredom, with nothing memorable or truly exciting to report (although that scene with all the blankets floating around in the air during the fight was hilarious...are they ghosts or something? Who knows and who cares!). Honestly, I think Elektra's character had more depth in her 10-minute appearance in DAREDEVIL, and that's saying a lot. Which reminds me, where the heck was Ben Affleck in this thing? (see EXTRAS section below) C'mon folks, you know comic geeks love cameos and shit. Bah. Thumbs down all around.
The Making of Elektra: Lasting about 12 minutes, this your basic behind-the-scenes stuff with plenty of scenes from the film intertwined with interviews with the likes of Jennifer Garner, director Rob Bowman and producer Avi Arad, all trying to convince us that the movie doesn't actually suck. Sorry folks, no dice! There are some cool behind-the-scenes shots of Garner training though, which might be of interest to some.
Comic Con presentation: I remember seeing this 3-minute presentation at last summer's San Diego Comic Convention and being quite impressed by it. Up until that point, everyone had the impression that the ELEKTRA movie was going to be dogshit, but this little clip with a cute intro by Jennifer Garner, saying all the right things to the fanboys in the audience, changed many people's minds. Then...the movie came out and well...turned out to be dogshit after all. Oh well.
"Inside the Editing Room": This featurette is divided into 4 sections entitled "Only a Warrior", "I Died Once", "The Way" and "Don't Force It". They last about 2 minutes each and basically just feature director Bowman sitting in his editing room and discussing a certain scene from the film, before showing it to us. Weird, since...well, we've already seen the scenes in the movie and he doesn't exactly say much about them, other than to announce what they're about. Not worth a dime, but Bowman looks like a cool guy. Too bad his movie didn't come out good.
We also get the film's theatrical and teaser trailers, a small soundtrack plug, as well as two pushes for TV's "The Family Guy" and "American Dad".