Admittedly I am a fiend for title sequences. Arguably, the comic book film has been paramount in the shift we have seen in film where the credit and title sequences have been treated as part of the viewer experience, and as such is something that that desearves a bit more care. Frank Miller’s 300 film comes to mind Ergo, The Daredevil sequence.
Of course anyone with Netflix and a pulse is getting stuck in binge watching Marvel’s Daredevil series and of course the first thing I noticed was the title sequence. Check it out:
Instantaneously, swirls of title sequences I enjoyed in the past came to mind as viscous, blood red colour covered every inch of the objects that represent law and morality. The balance scales, the church and the mourning angelic sentinel, all gave a lovely sense of what to expect within the series itself.
It definitely took hints from the Hannibal series title sequence, with the flowing ‘blood’ hugging the contours of an ‘invisible’ object as it poured to reveal said object and the red signifier of blood. There was also a little bit of True Detective title sequence in there too, with a touch of Law & Order: Los Angeles title sequence as well particularly re: elements of sound design. But all uniquely blended.
It’s a great title sequence in a lot of respects, though I feel the final title reveal was not particularly stunning and the Marvel logo at the end kind of stuck out like a sore thumb within the confines of the title sequence. I know, it’s all about branding but some logos belong in certain genres of film and others don’t work as well. It wasn’t any True Detective title sequence, but all in all, it was superbly done.
Marvel’s Daredevil 13-episodic series was made available exclusively on Netflix on April 10th 2015