Before you start commenting I know I’m a little late on this review Iron Fist came out months ago. Sorry I didn’t have this blog at the time of the shows release plus I didn’t get around to watching it until this week. I literally just finished watching it about 2 minutes ago. As always no Netflix show is without its flaws so let’s get into it.
For those unfamiliar the show focuses on Danny Rand who returns to New York City to reclaim his parents legacy 15 years after surviving a plane crash. Once he gets settled in he realizes that his parents company has been invaded by an evil organization that he’s actually been training his whole life to defeat.
Finn Jones (Game Of Thrones) portrays Danny Rand aka the Iron Fist, and gives us a charismatic but conflicted hero who is easy to route for. Jessica Henwick (Game Of Thrones, Star Wars The Force Awakens) stars as Colleen Wing Danny Rand’s close ally and love interest. I got to hand it to marvel and Netflix for making a love interest and not make her a damsel in distress (*cough*, *dying sound*, unlike The Mummy, please don’t get me started again please). Jessica Stroup plays Joy Meachum and unfortunately while the performance is solid the character herself isn’t. We get another damsel (*Hack*, *Wheeze*. Like The Mummy, Oh God it’s happening again). Rosario Dawson reprises her role as Claire Temple and continues to be one of the best parts of the Marvel Netflix shows. Surprisingly the real standout for me was Tom Pelphrey who portrays Joys brother Ward Meachum. Ward actually started out as one of my least favorite characters being bland and unlikable for the first few episodes. So I was surprised when they actually started to do thing with the character that got me invested.
Now For The Cons. My only real complaint is that the dialogue can end up taking a turn for the worst. Feeling a little cheesy but a little cheesy dialogue normally isn’t a problem for me and can provide some humor.
In my opinion Iron Fist is wildly underrated (I have a friend who agrees with me) and deserves a watch if you love the Marvel Netflix shows as much as I do. Admittedly the show can feel a bit like a soap opera at times, but strong characters and an engaging story outweigh this issue at least for me. Overall I’d say Iron Fist is probably my third favorite, with Jessica Jones probably being my favorite, Dare Devil my second favorite and Luke Cage as a strong fourth.
I rate Iron Fist a B+ or 8.9.