A Crossfade TV Review:
Iron Fist (2017-), episodes 1-6
Note: no spoilers, just a short opinion, so safe to read on…
I was really looking forward to Iron Fist (2017-), but unfortunately, it disappointed. I am a big fan of the other Marvel Netflix series: Daredevil (2015-) Season 1, Jessica Jones (2015-) and Luke Cage (2016-). And, although the premise of the Iron Fist story is interesting, I think the problem is an issue of casting. I think someone of the stature and ‘fighting’ ability of Daniel Wu from Into the Badlands (2015-) would have made a better Iron Fist. The story also moves along quite slowly at the beginning, but as more characters are introduced; such as the wonderful Rosario Dawson and the intriguing Madame Gao, played by Wai Ching Ho, I’m hoping that Iron Fist himself will soon make his mark. I’m on episode 6 at the moment, so here’s hoping.
In a recent interview (Shepherd, 2017), Finn Jones said that he was not able to train for his fight scenes “as much as [he] would have liked to.” I think, it shows. The scenes are sluggish in comparison to the speed and choreography, we see in Into the Badlands (2015-).
Iron Fist (2017) – Trailer
SHEPHERD, J. (ed.) (2017) Iron Fist has Finn Jones on the defensive – our interview with the ex-Game of Thrones actor and Marvel superhero. Independent, Thursday 16 March 2017 retrieved from: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/iron-fist-finn-jones-interview-marvel-netflix-diversity-casting-reviews-jessica-henwick-game-of-a7632861.html.