Posted on July 1, 2017
This month John, Emma, and Beryl discuss the nearly unwatchable Iron Fist, an unfortunate mistake in an otherwise worthy Marvel franchise. Wooden acting? Check. Dialogue that goes nowhere? Got it. Existential crises that go on way too damn long and involves clearing up your identity with way too many people? (“I’m Danny Rand!” “No, really, I am Danny Rand!” “The name is Danny Rand.” “Did I mention that I am Danny Rand?”) All there. Adapted from the comic book from the 70s, son of late millionaire entrepreneurs Danny Rand returns to New York City to reclaim his family legacy after crashing landing and being mistaken for dead and secretly training in martial arts in the Himalayas for 15 years (we’ve all been there, amirite?). Problem is, he first needs to officially convince everyone that it really is him. And this takes, like, literally 6 out of the 13 Netflix episodes to do. Actually, I wouldn’t know because but Emma was the only one that made it past Episode 3. Great for drinking games and inflicting tortuous pain upon ex-lovers. Let us know how far you get.
Rotten Tomatoes (17% – in case you didn’t believe us)