Can the reviews for 'Iron Fist' possibly get any worse?
Mar 17 2017 by Johnnie Parsons
"What's interesting about the comics is that there are so many different iterations of the Iron Fist, which gave me more freedom to create the one we all wanted".
K'un-Lun is the Home of the Immortals in the comics, as well as the Iron Fist, a power which passes from warrior to worthy warrior. Feel free to read along as you watch too, but please don't spoil future episodes for anyone in the comments! Just as Davos warned, with the Iron Fist in America, the way to K'un L'un was open - and nobody stood in the Heavenly City's defence.
The show about a martial arts expert has been pummeled by critics who have called the series "limp" and "boring".
The best way for Marvel/Netflix to punch through that negative energy was to produce the best Iron First story possible for a live-action adaptation.
There is an overwhelming consensus out there that Marvel's Iron Fist is a colossal failure at best.
After a rash of bad reviews for Netflix's next original Marvel series Marvel's Iron Fist hit the internet, series star Finn Jones did the same thing the cast of Suicide Squad did: he claimed that "these shows are not made for critics, they are first and foremost made for the fans".
To be fair, Iron Fist was never a particularly great character even in the comics, owing an obvious debt to the '70s TV show "Kung Fu".
What's the coolest martial-arts move you can do now? There was spectacular source material there for the taking. Finally, after years away, an adult Danny returns to New York City to fight crime and reclaim his family's corporate empire.
Our protagonist is the son of a billionaire industrialist and was thought to have died as a child with his parents in a plane crash in the Himalayas. As it is, these last seven episodes will now have a steep uphill battle to justify Danny Rand's place in that line-up alongside Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Oh, and she does get condescended to by Danny, who has trained in an extra-dimensional dojo, so he knows far more about fighting and the philosophy behind it than Colleen-a paid professional!-ever could.
Rand, along with his dear friend Luke Cage, is part of the Heroes for Hire, one of the most beloved and iconic groups in Marvel history. He was imbued with the power of the Iron Fist, absorbing some of Shou-Lao's power.
When he shows up at headquarters for Rand Enterprises, shoeless and bedraggled, looking more homeless than heroic, no one believes that he's really Danny Rand. Marvel-Netflix fans are already familiar with a few characters from Daredevil who will appear, including Madame Gao, Jeri Hogarth, The Hand and Claire Temple. The rare moments where she displays that strength in "Iron Fist" are always fun. What do you think - are the critics on the right track or totally out of line? "They are the ones that hold the men up in our show". Its plotting is disjointed and erratic, while character motivations change like weather-leaving the actors completely unmoored, unable to make any real choices because the people they're playing make no sense. It was a discussion I had to have with myself where I know the community I come from was thinking one thing and it was like, 'Do I want to be a part of a show that's already getting criticism?' It is more about Danny's journey in NY and him finding his identity than it is about Asian culture.
So, before you start streaming today, here's what Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and Ed Brisson, one of the authors of the current Iron Fist series, had to say. The Iron Fist is a living weapon, just as in the comics; but crucially, he's a weapon forged to be used against the Hand.