So why was Iron Fist and Luke Cage cancelled? And why is Daredevil season 3 viewership trending downward? Hmm, I don’t know. Maybe try giving the marvel fans what they want. What about stronger storylines?
Let’s start with Luke Cage. Season one for the most part was boring as hell. Season two got better but mostly because of Mariah and Bushmaster. This is a personal thing so I don’t want to generalize but there were many times when I didn’t understand a word that came out of Bushmaster’s mouth. It didn’t matter that I would rewind and blast the volume. I just couldn’t understand a word. Very frustrating. It’s like when Ur better half is talking in their sleep and mumbling and then u can’t sleep out of frustration because you’re trying to figure out what was said. As for the two seasons, both pretty much had the same storyline. Revenge, gangs, mob bosses, power, control.
I don’t even know where to begin. The acting in season one was horrible. The fight sequences were choreographed more than dancing with the stars;ie horrible. You literally could have a drinking game for every time Danny said ‘I am the iron fist’. I actually lost count. And how do u suppose they solved that problem in season 2? Well they had Danny’s brother say that over and over instead. Holy Jesus. And speaking of season 2. How long does it take a person to ‘find themselves’? I’ll tell you how long. For Danny it took two seasons and a post credit scene at the end of season 2 to finally find himself. Atleast I think. We’ll never know because the series got cancelled. Now apart from this nonsense what was the most glaring thing missing from the two seasons? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? I’ll tell you. Iron Fist donning his full fledged costume. That’s what. We got to see a couple flashback scenes where Danny and his brother were wearing the mask and that’s about it. . And you know why we never got to see the costume? Danny was too busy ‘finding’ himself.
Daredevil (season 3)
Here’s another guy that had to find himself. I don’t get it. We get to see bullseye in the Daredevil suit and not Matt. Instead we get Matt going around in that black getup and at one point late in the season rope wrapped around his hands. I guess the rope was his secret weapon to taking down Kingpin? And as is the case with Luke Cage. More of the same.. Sure we have bullseye but the main antagonist is still the Kingpin. And by the way I can’t picture anyone else other than d’Onofrio playing this role. He’s great at it.
On a side note. I know that we’re supposed to check ‘reality’ at the door when watching these shows but the amount of punishment DareDevil is able to endure is not humanly possible. The same actually goes for the Punisher.
I am a comic book fan.. Grew up reading comics. However, I will not refer to myself as a geek. I didn’t follow every single hero and I don’t know every single storyline of every single hero. My all time favorite is Hulk. Back in the day I actually read/bought Hulk comics but I also followed The Defenders because Hulk was part of the group. Yes, I opted for the Defenders rather than the Avengers.
I just finished watching the Defenders on Netflix. Somewhat disappointed. This series seems to have continued the trend started with the individual hero series. The four series; Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist… I rank them in the order they were released. Daredevil as the best of the bunch followed by Jessica, Cage and then lastly Iron Fist. With Iron Fist I am trying to be respectful. It actually shouldn’t even by ranked! I will say that Defenders should be sandwiched between Cage and Iron Fist.
Although I liked the dynamic of the four and how they interacted, the storyline was somewhat weak. It was great to see that they weren’t all buddy buddy from the get go and that there was conflict between them. That’s about the only good thing that came out of this. I mean I was so upset at myself that I didn’t see the Elektra angle coming. You know. The obvious. Having said that, that whole Elektra storyline; dear God. From zombie, to self proclaimed leader to let’s make out after a punishing battle. I want to say too freaking clichés but more stupid if anything. And can someone explain to me how stick severs his hand and then goes about everything like it was nothing. I am no doctor but shouldn’t he have bled to death? And lastly, for the love of Jesus… how many times was ‘the hand’ referenced in this series? Holy smokes almost as worse as the number of times Danny reminds everyone he is the immortal Iron Fist!! Had I played a drinking game for every time ‘the hand’ was referenced I would have been sloshed after the 2nd episode! Lol.
Anyway – Netflix shows the Defenders at 5 stars. Someone I think is sloshed. I can’t give it more than 3 stars. I am being generous.
I won’t spend too much time on this ‘review’. I sort of binge watched season one of Iron Fist and it was disappointing. I grew up on comic books. I knew of Iron Fist but did not read or follow his character like I did Hulk, for example. Anyway, my thoughts.
The story line was all too familiar. Maybe a mix of Oliver Queen and Bruce Wayne. The story/dialogue in general was weak. I found myself rolling my eyes plenty of times throughout this first season. Of course I understand that fight scenes are choreographed but my god it was soooo blatant!!! So mechanical especially in the early episodes. The one fight sequence that had any semblance of ‘realism’ was when Danny fought that drunk guy… but S-E-R-I-O-U-S-L-Y what the F was that! Was that supposed to be the comedy relief of season one? It didn’t work. Atleast not for me. It was actually so annoying! And speaking of annoying… I lost count how many times Danny exclaimed ‘I am the Iron Fist!’ ok, ok, we get it. You are the whiny Iron Fist. Give it a rest! As has been the case with each Marvel netflix series there is always a character that stands out and in Iron Fist it was Harold… aka Frank Stein (great alias).
Fact is I had to watch it through because it’s the lead up to ‘Defenders’ but it was a tough watch. Interestingly enough I rank the four series in the order they actually were released. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and finally Iron Fist. Hopefully, Defenders will be good!!