HOT MOVIES: AFFLECK PLAYS A BLINDER.
HUNKY Ben Affleck dons the maroon catsuit to play Daredevil - the superhero no one's heard of except hardcore Marvel comic fans.
His alter ego is Matt Murdock, blinded in a chemical spillage when he was just a kid.
He explains: "I'd lost my sight, but I'd got something back - my other four senses functioned with super-human sharpness."
Matt is a lawyer by day - he can hear the hearts of guilty defendants pumping when they lie - and by night he's a guardian devil.
He "sees" with the help of sound waves and leaps fearlessly across the rooftops of New York.
Affleck's blank-faced performance might come off as a little chilly, but Daredevil is a very human superhero.
He faces moral dilemmas, he screws up, and when he falls in love - he actually takes a night off from crime-fighting!
Jennifer Garner (from TV's Alias) plays the stunning Elektra and is more than a match for Daredevil in any martial art. Colin Farrell is the wonderfully deranged Irish baddie Bullseye and man-mountain Michael Clarke Duncan just keeps beaming as crime overlord The Kingpin.
Director Mark Steven Johnson pulls off a neat high-wire act himself, keeping comic book junkies sweet while turning the rest of us on to the man behind the Daredevil mask.
Action drama, Cert 15
Out of five:
TOUGH: Affleck prepares to leap into action as Daredevil