Marvel is back with the fourth and final Defender ahead of The Defenders later this year.
The show stars Finn Jones (Danny/Iron Fist), Jessica Henwick, David Wenham and Rosario Dawson.
After 15 years away, Danny Rand is back from the dead and returning to his home in NY. But after being presumed dead for so long, no one recognizes him and he gets turned away from the company his family built.
As his identity is confirmed his closest relatives try to stop him, as they fear he will use his majority share of the company to stop their move into Asia.
Yet when Danny gets his chi in order, the Iron Fist is able to rise and help him defeat his enemies.
Guardian of the Gate. Destroyer of the Hand.
With the powers of the Iron Fist, he is the sworn enemy of The Hand, and the only warrior capable of achieving the task.
While Iron Fist makes the most use of the Marvel universe, it falls far short of its Netflix predecessors.
Madam Gao is back, Claire is back, Hogarth is back…but they don’t help bring the magic of Marvel to this show.
Is there a version of this in which we don’t kill someone? -Claire
While Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage all had solid dialogue, at times Iron Fist just misses its mark.
It’s also amazing how the other three shows mastered fight scenes (think: Daredevil in the hallway or Luke Cage and the car door), but this one has the same repetitive fights over and over and when they show it, its all from Extreme Close Shots or Extreme Wide Shots so that you can’t actually see the action.
It’s not until the final fight scenes that this show begins to feel even remotely “Marvel-like good”.
The bar was set super high by Daredevil Seasons 1 and 2, kept high by Jessica Jones, and almost maintained by Luke Cage, but if Iron Fist was a standalone show, I’d never watch a second season of it. It gets a poor rating for a Marvel show with a 5.5 out of 10.