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Iron Fist...
« on: March 17, 2017, 09:38:35 AM »
Just finished the first episode.  A somewhat slow start, but I enjoyed it... except for the music.
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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 06:46:28 PM »
Sigh, just when I was starting to make a dent in the queue.

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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 09:08:07 PM »
Tom Pelphrey is very good at playing a detestable, weaselly slime whose comeuppance is a thing to be yearned for.
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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 06:03:17 AM »
I like it through 4 eps. Well acted and written as per usual with these, though some of the fight choreography is pretty bad. I shouldn't be able to see a kick miss by a foot at double speed.

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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 07:53:31 AM »
Didn't catch that one myself at normal speed, but I did note that the fights have occasionally looked a bit clumsy, and a few sequences were a little too slow and deliberate.  Not bad enough to put me off a series, but I wouldn't accept it in an Iron Fist movie.
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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 05:06:34 PM »
Only through episode 3 so far but I'm liking it.  Yes the fight choreography should be better considering he is supposed to be the worlds greatest martial artist and yet the Daredevil fights far surpass anything on this show.

The one thing I really dislike is that Danny has absolutely zero situational awareness, or for that matter awareness at all.  He could have been in New York during the invasion and wouldn't have noticed the giant mechanical serpents flying overhead until somebody pointed them out to him.

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 08:23:28 PM »
The one thing I really dislike is that Danny has absolutely zero situational awareness, or for that matter awareness at all.  He could have been in New York during the invasion and wouldn't have noticed the giant mechanical serpents flying overhead until somebody pointed them out to him.

Pretty standard for hippies.

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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 06:58:18 AM »
Spoiler for Hidden:
Strangling a guy rather than making him hear you sing the high note in karaoke a-ha. Who says the hand can't be merciful?

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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 07:26:47 AM »
That guy singing Take On Me was one of the most tolerable bits of lyrical music so far, though...
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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 07:58:49 AM »
Andre 3000 at 2x speed is something to experience, and since that was the first few minutes of ep 1 it could only go downhill for me from there :P

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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 07:40:21 AM »
And done. Liked it a lot overall, though like all of the netflix ones so far there are definitely better and worse parts. This one felt better in the middle than beginning or end to me. Still even the weaker episodes of these are light years beyond any of the superhero stuff on the broadcast channels.

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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 03:22:58 PM »
Definitely better than 'Dawn of Justice'.  Then again, almost anything would be better.

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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 12:24:08 AM »
Good differentiation from the other Netflix heroes, although the tone is a bit uneven. I really enjoyed it overall. 
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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #13 on: Today at 02:03:15 AM »
Still not quite finished yet but it has the same weakness as Luke Cage but to a greater extent.  No real villain.  After Fisk and Kilgrave their villains are just plain boring.

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Re: Iron Fist...
« Reply #14 on: Today at 02:23:20 AM »
I think the Hand has presented decent villains in both Gao and Bakuto.  The Meachums have also been interesting.  And then there's potentially Davos.  If anything, there are too many good antagonists and associated plots.
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