Marvel’s Iron Fist is the fourth entry in the Marvel/Netflix series and is the final one leading up to The Defenders. This time around the story follows Danny Rand, the son of the CEO of Rand Enterprises who went missing at the age of 10 when his plane crashed resulting in the death of his parents. During his absence, Danny was trained by monks in the hidden monastery of K’un-Lun where he learned martial arts and was eventually chosen to become the Iron Fist, the living weapon. Danny returns to New York after 15 years of being presumed dead in an effort to continue to run the company that his father started.
So my intention was to put this review out closer to when the series premiered back in March. I started the series and got to about episode 9 when I fell off hard because this series was so dull and frustrating to watch. I put off finishing it until now because I know this ties into the Defenders and that’s premiering (at the time of writing this) tomorrow, or tonight at midnight, whatever you prefer. But honestly if this wasn’t connected to the other Marvel/Netflix series I might have not gone back to finish it.
The show has a ton of issues so I’ll just go bit by bit on what works and what didn’t work. To begin it seemed like a lot of people weren’t as down with the casting of Finn Jones as Danny Rand, I actually liked him for the most part. He brings an innocence and naivety to the character who is largely an optimist. Quick to trust, quick to forgive (for the most part) Danny is more of a lighthearted character when compared to Daredevil and Jessica Jones. He has his own internal conflicts that he faces as well, but for the most part he will make a good contrast to the other characters he will team up with later on.
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