Defenders fans everywhere took a gut-punch when Marvel’s Iron Fist reviews started pouring in leading up to the much-anticipated debut of the Netflix series. For fudge sake, it has a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes! That’s pretty rough, considering the next-lowest score of any of the other individual Defenders' series on Netflix is Daredevil at 87%. Even the 2003 Ben Affleck atrocity of the same name had a 44%! The point is, the reviews for Iron Fist have been ROUGH. But is it really that much worse than its counterparts?
No. Not even close. The show isn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, and it absolutely is the worst of all the Defenders properties on Netflix, but it is not nearly as bad as the reviews will have you believe. Brian Truitt of USA Today called it a "super-fail." C’mon! That’s poppycock! Please forgive the language.
Someone has to defend the newest Defender, especially considering his fighting skills. So please read this (most) ardent support of Iron Fist, and vote up the arguments you agree with. Be warned, some spoilers follow.