"It takes forever for anything to happen on “Iron Fist,” and as it stumbles along, the uninspired production design, unexceptional cinematography, and painful dialogue fail to distract the viewer from the overall lack of depth, detail, or momentum."
"Good luck, bingers: Getting through two episodes was a challenge."
"I’m not surprised that Iron Fist isn’t a comedy. I’m surprised that it’s so bad. And it is laughably bad."
"I’d forgive the bland expository parts in the same way I do for a lot of action shows and movies. And if Finn Jones couldn’t fight but was otherwise a riveting screen presence blessed with sparkling dialogue and a compelling character arc, I’d get past the alleged living weapon’s lame physical prowess. But when neither part works at all, why would anyone but the most devout, masochistic Marvel completist want to watch?"
Starting this year, Marvel alone will be doing 3 movies 4 tv shows a year. Do you think the bubble is about to burst? It'd be bad enough if they were the only ones in the superhero market, but with DC and Fox putting out films and shows too, surely people must be growing tired of it all. Will we start to see the movies also get less glowing reviews if they continue to follow the same fast food formula?
Of course, some of the negative aspects of reviews have been that a white character is being played by a white actor, because these are the times we live in. I'm sure they'd be much happier if the show had an asian actor play a martial art stereotype, because that's all they're good at.
With that and Samuel L. Jackson recently criticising Get Out for using a black English actor instead of a black American, I add a second question for the thread. Should social politics have any place when it comes to reviewing the quality of a piece of entertainment?