- Overall Rating: 6 Stars
- Plot: 5 Stars
- Script: 6 Stars
- Acting: 7 Stars
- Music: 7 Starss
- Sound Effects: 9 Stars
- Special Effects: 6 Stars
(SPOILERS-WHY IT GOT WHAT IT GOT)
PLOT: For the 4th Marvel show to hit Netflix it did surprisingly bad. Just when you thought Netflix and Marvel knew what they were doing with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage they ended it by blowing up The Defenders prequels. The show was supposed to be all about Danny Rand/Iron Fist, so much for that. It had to much focus on the side characters and not enough focus on background story of the hero and villain. I say this because in Daredevil they showed Matt Murdock as a kid with his father and Stick a few times and eventually showed King Pin’s childhood life. Same went for Jessica Jones they showed her as a young girl and Killgrave’s history with mind control. Who is Danny Rand before he became the Iron Fist, just a kid with no parents? Do not a expect a great villain, it’s kind of like a Luke Cage villain scenario. You’ll have no idea who really is the main villain for a while. Expect to see old faces from other shows to pop up too. Hopefully, when they use Iron Fist and Danny Rand again they portray him more as a superhero and not just as a super.
SCRIPT: The script is decent however, some lines are just plain or boring. Sometimes it was the actors portrayal but you could tell what lines were fillers just to get a character to speak in a situation. Sometimes not saying anything has more of an effect on a scene.
ACTING: The casting for this show was average for a Marvel TV show. In other words mostly unfamiliar faces. The actors they chose however worked and portrayed their characters well. If only they had a script and plot that can help them utilize their talent. I hope you see the familiar ones in The Defenders.
MUSIC: The opening theme is basic but memorable and the show music is compatible with a fighting scenes. The dramatic music was not used as much due to very little drama in the characters personal life that the viewer knows about.
SOUND EFFECTS: For your basic exaggerated/superhero fight scenes it was basically Hollywood realistic. I think most people are happy with that now if not used to it.
SPECIAL EFFECTS: I expected more after watching Luke Cage which is also a jam packed fist fight show with some special effects for gun violence. The special effects you got were not movie magic unfortunately, they were cable TV style. Netflix shows should be somewhere in the middle.