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Brian Hunt
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Posted: 25 March 2017 at 3:03pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Finished the series last night and I found it to be
slightly less than mediocre. An over all lack of
creativity kills everything from casting to the sound
track. It's a great example of how not to tell an action
story.

There's no excuse for how bad the martial arts are on
this show. The wrong techniques are used at the wrong
times. Even something as simple as an arm bar got
applied incorrectly multiple times by multiple
characters.
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Posted: 25 March 2017 at 3:21pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

IRON FIST is one of the blandest, most indifferent shows I've ever watched.  I'm six hours -- or maybe 33 hours, it's hard to tell -- into the series and literally not one single semi-interesting thing has occurred.  It's like someone decided to duplicate the genial blandness of network TV and took it too far; even the curious decision of rarely showing Iron Fist in action reminds me of shows like the 70s HULK.  There's no way I'm proceeding; I'll either skip to the last episode or just give up.
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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 25 March 2017 at 7:13pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Compare Iron Fist to the recent FX series Taboo starring Tom Hardy. It has a similar premise ( hero returns to the big city after many years in exotic lands, challenges corporate baddies for his inheritance). But it succeeds in everything that Iron Fist fails. There's just not one minute of Taboo that isn't suspenseful or menacing, whether it be knife fights in the alleys of London or boardroom meetings in the East India Company. 

These days excellent shows are popping up all the time. Marvel really can't put out half-baked stuff like Iron Fist and hope for some kind of success. 
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 26 March 2017 at 7:57am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I gave up after episode 7. Meant to finish, but I just can't be bothered. A bland and unfocused mess with an exceptionally weak lead. 
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