Monday, March 20, 2017

Initial thoughts on Iron Fist

I know nothing about comic book Iron Fist.  But I was excited for the Iron Fist series because I'm a fan of Daredevil and Jessica Jones.  I guess I'm neutral towards Luke Cage.  Then I started seeing all the posts with titles like: Iron Fist is a mess, and Marvel flubs Iron Fist and stuff like that.  But I'm trying my best to keep an open mind.  I'm six episodes in, and hope to finish the series in the next day or two.

So what are my thoughts six episodes in?  I'm starting to get a bit worried.  On one hand I have a bunch of questions like why did Danny leave K'un Lun and did he really think he could just walk back into Rand and do ... whatever.  Normally, I'd think they would answer those in the second half, but with all the reports of the show being a mess, an easy way to really screw things up is to not give an insight to the motivations of the main character.

Also, did Claire lose Matt's phone number?  Okay, so Danny has to go fight the duel by himself, but when Claire and Colleen take the guy to the hospital, you'd think she'd go, "Hey, I know a guy that can help us." Of course if Matt came in, he'd tell them all that they are going to get themselves killed because they don't know what they're doing, and Danny would tell him that only he can fight the Hand, and then the two would fight until they realized they both had skills and would team up.  But if they did that, then Daredevil would probably overshadow Iron Fist in his own series, which is why I'm assuming that Claire lost Matt's number. 

But it makes me think that if I was plotting out this series, I'd show Claire training with Colleen and meeting Danny in passing.  She wouldn't learn about the Iron Fist until late in the series, so that she could figure out that some problems require more than one hero.  It's what I'd do because it makes sense, so it makes me worried about what the show is doing.  Of all the characters in the Marvel Netflix SubUniverse, Claire is easily in my top ten favorites, so seeing her being a bit thick is annoying.

After six episodes, I'd say I'm neutral, but worried about Iron Fist.  We'll have to see how things go in the next seven episodes.

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