Iron first? Iron Fist has been panned by critics ahead of its March 17 release, BBC reports:
But reviewers have picked holes in the show’s casting, plot, action scenes and cultural issues.
Leading man Finn Jones has come under fire for his performance as the martial arts expert.
“Jones, whose blandness in the role might be read as Zen-like in another, better series, is miscast as Danny Rand,” writes Kwame Opam for The Verge.
The show’s plot has been likened to a soap opera, with too much conversation and not enough superhero action.
“The plight of an heir reclaiming his fortune and empire may be high enough stakes in a soap or a stodgy British costume drama,” writes Jim Vejvoda for IGN.
“But in a show called Iron Fist this isn’t the most engaging way to spend time getting acquainted with the last Defender.”
Will the early criticism translate into poor Netflix viewership and ultimately cancellation?
If so, it would make Iron Fist the first Marvel/Netflix series of TV shows not to reach Season 2 (Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have all secured multiple seasons), ahead of The Defenders miniseries and The Punisher. As if the reaper wasn’t already motivated enough.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Iron Fist Season 2…