The movie Elektra and the original comic book have a lot of differences and similarities. The differences and similarities are due to changing characters, plot, and theme.
On the other hand, the two have differences with plotting. The original comic book narrates the story of Elektra after death, how the master revived her, and how she started training other young ninjas. The movie gives a different story about Elektra’s death. In the movie, the actor was stabbed by one of her own while in the comic book the actor was killed by an enemy. Another difference observed between Elektra movie and the original Elektra comic book comes from the play setting. In the comic book, a set of natural features and happenings were portrayed with the play setting appearing original and natural (Robert et al 115-125). On the movie, the setting is a scientific fiction showing supernatural happenings. A review by McKeever on the movie setting indicates that the director used a lot of scientific fiction that disrupted the original message from the comic book (57).
There occur similarities between the movie Elektra and the original comic book. First, in the comic book Elektra is described as a warrior woman while in the movie Elektra is called the killing machine. In the original comic book, Elektra showed passion for her work and dedicated her life to save others in suffering. Similarly, in the movie the person representing Elektra had a lot of passion in ensuring her people were safe and sound. Second, both the movie and the book have a sense of humor (Beaty 67-73). The main actors in both settings were emotional and lived a family life. Elektra in the original comic book fell in love while Jennifer Garner in the movie also loved a man. The sense of humor is portrayed in areas where actors use funny means to kill the enemies in the forest (Chichester and McDaniel 88-91).
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Writer: Frank Miller, born in January 27th 1957, in Olney Maryland, United States of America.
Started writing in 1980s and 1970s. The writer is well known for his popular comic book stories. The American writer has directed many films and graphic novels like, Daredevil, Batman, Dark knight, and Sin City. The writer also produces Marvel comics like John Carter. In addition, he has received many awards in the field of books and movie writing (Amazon.com).
The writer of Elektra movie is Robert Bowman, worn 15 May, 1960 in Wichita Falls, Texas in USA. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall. The writer is the Chief Executive Officer of MLB Advanced Media (L.P). Started working as a researcher in 1984 and has directed a number of movies since 1990 when he became movie director (Castle.Wikia).
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