This review is on all the episodes of the latest Marvel/Netflix series Iron Fist. I’m glad to say while Iron Fist isn’t perfect, it’s definitely not horrible. Essentially the show is inspired by martial arts films from the late 60’s and early 70’s. Just how Luke Cage was inspired from some films in that same era.
Iron Fist is about Danny Rand. Who comes back to New York City, after being presumed dead for 15 years, to reclaim his family company. When a threat emerges, Rand must choose between his family’s legacy and his responsibilities as the Iron Fist.
The story of Iron Fist isn’t unique. There are a great deal of similarities with other shows and super heroes like Green Arrow and Batman. Even though the script is similar to other affairs within the genre, Iron Fist is still entertaining. One thing that does work and has always worked with the previous installments are the villains. Iron Fists villains are well developed and played well. Another thing to add even though these series are great and a bunch of fun. They could trim a few episodes and it wouldn’t affect the narrative.
Overall the cast does a respectable job with the two leads just coming off of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Finn Jones gives an innocence to Danny. A man that has been lost from this world for 15 years. When he comes back, he sees everything through the eyes of a child. Another Game of Thrones alumni Jessica Henwick does a fantastic job as Collen Wing. While Danny is new to this world, Collen has been here all her life. She recognizes how hard the world is and how crooked it can be. Collen could also give Danny a run for his money on how skilled of a fighter she is. As for the villains, let’s simply say they do a great job. I will not stick to anything specific, so I could keep this review spoiler free.
Now let’s talk about the action. Daredevil and Luke Cage had some neat action sequences. That has been one of the major marketing points of these shows. The fight choreography is top notch and the way it’s shot looks outstanding. Iron Fist is a mix bag; it does work for the most part. The trouble is not with the fight choreography. The issue with the shows action scenes, it’s in the way some of the episodes are shot and cut. It is not that bad where it’s a deal breaker. Simply some of the action doesn’t reach to the standard that has been given to us with the previous shows.
Iron Fist is a welcome addition to Marvel/Netflix family. While not perfect, it’s still very entertaining.
3 out of 4 Hats