Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Crimson Idol, Jan 15, 2014.
US Viewers are down to less than a million for Legion. Surprised it was renewed.
Finished Iron Fist premiere:
It's quite solid! Apart from some hammy CGI (which tbh is the case for all Netflix MCU shows), it's very well done. Set up all the core characters and what they are about and enough mysteries to keep it interesting without making it complicated. Also one of the reviewers said that Danny is the least likeable Defender so far and I disagree. Matt Murdock and Jessica Jones are very moody, so he's definitely more likeable than them (not better, just more fun and relatable).
Finished the whole show!
Alright. It does have a lot of problems. Fighting choreography had to be better. It gets better in each ep but it should've been even better than in Daredevil for a character like Iron Fist. Also there are a few major plotholes: Danny leaving his phone at Bakuto's yet he somehow got it back in the next episode. Also Joy suddenly wanting Danny dead after arguing with Harold about Danny being framed. Some dialogue was a bit iffy too.
But there's a lot of good stuff too. I thought acting was quite solid throughout the whole show once you ignore some bad dialogue. Guy who plays Ward was awesome in particular. All the characters were very well developed and went through quite a lot of "he's good-he's bad-he's good-he's not that good/bad" etc. Also, unlike LC, 2nd part of the season was way stronger, and unlike JJ, it didn't struggle to stretch the story believably enough over 13 episodes.
Harold Meachum was a great villain and they did a good job of tricking us he was a good guy after all after his 2nd death. I kinda wish he had another outburst like he did when he killed poor Kyle.
Theory time: Bakuto spoke about answering to someone, so I presume that someone is Sigourney Weaver's villain character in The Defenders, if The Hand is the villain there. As for IF Season 2, Finn Jones needs to train martial arts more and the showrunner has to be changed, plus new fighting choreographers hired.
Overall Netflix MCU standings: DD S2 first 4 eps > DD S1 > JJ > DD rest of S2 > IF > LC.
New Spider-Man Homecoming trailer:
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