While Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage were all unique and well-received in their own ways, it seems like the honeymoon might be over for Marvel’s Netflix division. Iron Fist has been getting one negative review after another.
The people who worked on it would probably want to defend their work, and Iron Fist lead Finn Jones (also of Game of Thrones) took the opportunity while speaking to Metro.
“These shows are not made for critics,” he said. “They are first and foremost made for the fans. I also think some of the reviews we saw were seeing the show through a very specific lens, and I think when the fans of the Marvel Netflix world and fans of the comic books view the show through the lens of just wanting to enjoy a superhero show, then they will really enjoy what they see.”
Here’s what people are saying
IGN called the show a soap opera and described it as “Marvel’s most generic Netflix series yet.” Entertainment Weekly said the show “barely even tries.” The Hollywood Reporter described the show as “a major disappointment.”
We loved the first and second seasons of Daredevil, as well as Jessica Jones‘ and Luke Cage‘s inaugural outings. We’re still holding out hope for Iron Fist. The reviews have been of segments of the show, not the whole thing, and we’re hoping Netflix saved the best for last. The reviews aren’t giving us much to work with, though, and Finn’s defense is almost a boilerplate reading of what actors say when critics call their crappy movies and television shows crappy.
Iron Fist hits Netflix this Friday, March 17.