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Review of "Iron Fist" 3/31/17 by Suzanne
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This show is not as good as the other Marvel shows on Netflix, but it's still very enjoyable. I had fun binge-watching it. The basic story of Iron Fist is that Danny Rand, who's ten years old, loses his parents in a plane crash. Some monks find him and turn him into a warrior, The Iron Fist. Their city, K'un L'un, is only visible every 15 years. Their enemies are a group of evil ninjas called The Hand (we saw them in the Daredevil series). Iron Fist is supposed to guard K'un L'un from The Hand, but Danny decides to leave and go back to New York City. He is a great warrior, who not only knows lots of kung fu, sword fighting and other ninja tricks, but he can turn his fist into a powerful weapon that can knock down walls, doors, or many fighters at once.

There were a few problems with the show. The actor who plays Danny is fine, but I wish they would have shaved his beard. He doesn't have one in the comics, so it makes no sense. The basic plot is fine, the casting works well, and the villains are good. However, it seems very slow in parts, and they could have edited it a little better so it didn't drag. Also, there was a scene at the end that I found a bit ridiculous, when the good guys are having their big fight with The Hand, and Colleen's arm gets sliced. I mean, a sword cuts deeply into her arm. Yet she keeps on fighting, and she wins. Then, there's a lot more fighting, and afterwards, she and Danny stand around talking. She has to be bleeding to death by then! It's not even mentioned. They go back to her place, and after she wakes up, she notices that he's bandaged her arm. That was the only reference at all to her getting her arm half-sliced off! I can believe a lot of crazy things, like ninja warriors, monks in a vanishing city, and a guy who can't die, but that was a bit hard to swallow.

It's definitely worth watching, but it's a little silly at times. I look forward to seeing all of the superheroes unite in the new Defenders series. I hope they put Danny in the Iron Fist costume by then and get rid of the beard. I think the problem with the show is that they didn't try hard enough to make him a real hero. 


Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth
David Wenham as Harold Meachum
Finn Jones as Daniel Rand
Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing
Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum
Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum
Alan Fine as EP
Jeph Loeb as EP
Joe Quesada as EP
Scott Buck as CRTR/EP
Stan Lee as EP

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