Mavryk wrote:The_Almighty_Foofy wrote:I'm on episode 5 or 6 and while its nowhere near as bad as reviews make it out to be, I find its biggest flaw is that it's just boring at points. The martial arts action in it just is not good. Its bad when Colleen Wing's action scenes play better than the titular hero's. Whoever the fight choreographer is for Iron Fist is just not good. Danny is supposed to be a martial arts master with a superhuman ability. I want to see him act like it. Be a whirling dervish of punches, kicks, and general asskickery. It all moves slow and uneventful. I find better action scenes watching Into the Badlands. Comparing what I've seen so far to the few seconds we've seen of Iron Fist in action in the Defenders trailer is just night and day. From what I hear, the fight choreographer from Daredevil is on Defenders and frankly it shows. That's probably my biggest gripe with the series. I'm sticking it through but so far, Iron Fist is definitely near the bottom of my favorite Netflix Marvel shows. Daredevil Season 2 still holds the crown (dat Punisher doe).
Into the Badlands has some great choreography, but it's helped by Wire-Fu and being able to suspend disbelief when that's on screen. The Marvel shows are supposed to be grounded (ish) in their fighting style.
Currently my ranking of the shows are as follows:
Daredevil S2 - The Punisher and Elektra really helped the show and I liked not having Fisk as the centre of attention.
Jessica Jones - From start to finish JJ is fantastic, I love the premise of it being a Superhero with PTSD. Plus David Tennant as Kilgrave is the best MCU villain.
Daredevil S1 - Fantastic show that set the benchmark.
Iron Fist - Both Colleen and Claire Temple's involvement in the show was great to watch, and the nebulous nature of who the villain was was a nice change.
Luke Cage - Enjoyable, I like the character and the vibe, but the villains were lacking. Not so much in performances but as to a threat for someone who is indestructible.
You are right, though I might argue that even though the fights are supposed to be grounded, its telling when Daredevil fights are cooler to watch than Iron Fist's and Daredevil is pretty much a normal person compared to Danny's ability but you are right.
And your ranking is pretty much the same as mines, though I'd swap Luke Cage and Iron Fist thus far. As weak as Iron Fist has been thus far, it doesn't diminish my desire to see Danny in the Defenders. Hell for as much as I didn't like the first Thor movie, Thor in the Avengers was great.