Friday, March 24, 2017

Marvel's Iron Fist Review

After finishing the thirteen episode series, I have to say I was blown away by the show. I enjoyed every episode of the series. It felt like a great blend of all previous shows we've had so far. There were the investigation and manipulation elements we've seen in Jessica Jones, the coming to terms with your past and learning how to cope with a loss like Luke Cage, and the hard-hitting action of Daredevil. Now let's get into the story of the living weapon, the Iron Fist. 

Of course, to make the story fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe a few things had to be altered in the Iron Fist mythos. The show does an excellent job of presenting Danny's origin story. Now a lot of people are criticizing the origin story for it's similarity to Green Arrow. What I want people to remember is there is only a finite amount of ways a hero obtains their powers. A number of heroes are wealthy and have had some form of tragedy happen to them Batman, Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, Green Arrow, Iron Man, and Black Panther to name a few. The story continues to tell the Journey of the Iron Fist a living weapon who's duty is to defeat The Hand. Danny comes back home and discovers that The Hand is right here. With the help of his friend, Danny finally goes up against the one thing he's been training to defeat.

In my opinion, the strongest aspect of this show is its characters. I left the series being a tremendous fan of Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick). I'm hoping the people at Marvel are planning to create the Daughters of the Dragon series. In addition to this, I think the fighting in the show was phenomenal. Now I know a lot of people think the fighting in Daredevil was better, and I'd agree with them. The fighting in Iron Fist had to be different to put itself apart from Daredevil. Iron Fist and Daredevil had different teachers, and have different motivations when they fight. Iron Fist is a more disciplined fighter and only fights when he must, while Daredevil is an Avenger (not that kind) he fights to keep the streets safe. 

If you haven't seen Iron Fist yet or just read bad reviews about it, I suggest you take a look for yourself you won't be disappointed. 

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