REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 4: “Eight Diagram Dragon Palm”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 4: “Eight Diagram Dragon Palm”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3   Episode 4: “Eight Diagram Dragon Palm” So far, Marvel’s Iron Fist has been kind of a mess, and not a hot one. Bogged down in unconvincing dialogue, inconsistent characterization and a narrative stuck in neutral, the series also hasn’t taken advantage…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 3: “Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 3: “Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2   Episode 3: “Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch” The third episode of Marvel’s Iron Fist immediately benefits from a change in director and writer, resulting in an episode with stronger and slightly more nuanced dialogue and action that actually delivers. Though some of the same problems of…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 2: “Shadow Hawk Takes Flight”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 2: “Shadow Hawk Takes Flight”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my review of the first episode here.   In my last review, I talked about how the premiere episode failed to deliver the thrills and well-executed action that Marvel’s Kung Fu showcase series should specialize in, and that its lack of suspense and excitement failed to cover up its more formulaic qualities. So, do things improve in the second…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 1: “Snow Gives Way”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 1: “Snow Gives Way”

So far, the Marvel Studios/Netflix partnership has produced some pretty stunning results. “Daredevil” has been a huge success, even if its second season was more uneven than its brilliant first season. “Jessica Jones” is the crown jewel so far, a brilliant and gripping series anchored by a superb central performance. And “Luke Cage”, though it had its faults, wound up overall being perhaps the most aesthetically assured and innovative series Marvel has produced. The streak…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

BACK ISSUES: Essential Iron Fist

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Tomorrow, Marvel’s Iron Fist will be released via the studios’ partnership with streaming service Netflix. In honor of the latest Marvel hero to make his debut, today’s column is going to take a look back at over 4 decades of Iron Fist comic book tales and give you…

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Netflix Announces Marvel’s Luke Cage Will Be Back For Second Season

Netflix Announces Marvel’s Luke Cage Will Be Back For Second Season

In a move that didn’t really surprise anyone, but is still welcome, Netflix announced this past weekend that Marvel’s Luke Cage will be returning for a second season on the streaming service. Always forward. #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/4pnu52KFKr — Luke Cage (@LukeCage) December 4, 2016 The first season, starring Mike Colter as the indestructible and reluctant super-hero, was a buzzy success for Netflix despite some mixed reviews. For the most part, however, critics and audiences responded positively…

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Marvel’s “The Defenders” Begins Production

Marvel’s “The Defenders” Begins Production

Production has begun on the latest Marvel Studios television series produced for Netflix, “The Defenders”, and here’s the first photo of the filming, via an article on ComingSoon.net. “The Defenders” is the culmination of Netflix’s first round of Marvel TV series, bringing together the heroes from “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” and the upcoming “Iron Fist” as a single super-team. The photo below finds Krysten Ritter‘s Jessica Jones facing off against Simone Missick as NYPD Detective…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episodes 12 & 13

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episodes 12 & 13

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episodes 12 (“Soliloquy of Chaos“) & 13 (“You Know My Steez“) With these two episodes, the first season of Marvel’s Luke Cage comes to a…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 11: “Now You’re Mine”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 11: “Now You’re Mine”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 11: “Now You’re Mine“ With this episode, Marvel’s Luke Cage delivers maybe its most action-packed and suspenseful episode yet. As the series moves into its climax,…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage, Season 1, Episode 10: “Take It Personal”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage, Season 1, Episode 10: “Take It Personal”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 10: “Take It Personal“ Last episode ended with Luke and Claire having found Dr. Burstein, the man who gave Luke his abilities back in Seagate, and with them…

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