At the announcement of the ELktra movie, I figured it would be knida bad. After seeing the trailer for it, I had hopes that it might be better than expected. After reading the comic adaptation of the movie, I regret to say it's even worse than I had feared it might be.
(MANY SPOILERS BELOW)
The story is utterly silly. Elektra is revived by Stick after being killed by Bullseye. After training with the Chaste for a bit, she gets pissy and quits to become a freelance assassin, although we never get to see anything of that part of her life. She meets a kid on the beach one day, a teenage girl, and also the girl's dad. She gets all nice and comfy with them, only to find that the girl is marked by the Hand as their future champion, so they want to kill dad and kidnap the girl. Hijinks ensue, with Elektra battling several Hand assassins, including Stone (played by one of the Sapp brothers, I dunno if it's Bob or Warren), in spite of the fact that Stone was one of the Chaste in the book. Kirigi is also in the movie, but he's a little guy and pretty much a pussy. Additionally, Poison Ivy is one of the Hand's assassins. In a big fight at the end, Elektra waxes everyone by throwing sais into their heads or throats, but the girl gets killed. Elektra then pulls off the trick that Stone did with her in the comic and revives her. The little girl then joins the Chaste and Elektra walks off into the sunset.
At best, IMO this movie may be something like the Mortal Kombat movie - some nifty fight sequences but a childish storyline. There's very little character development, and much of the dialogue is cheesy. Critics are going to slam this movie, I can see it now....