“Come, as you are. As You were, As i want you to be!”
It has finally arrived, Ladies and Gentelnerds! ‘THE DEFENDERS’ is now streaming on Netflix. All 8 fantastic episodes!..
Honestly. Didnt really bother me.. But i digress. It took me about 2 and a half days to binge it. And its taken me about, twice as long to get started on this Review.. Btw.. Some Spoilers are bound to happen. So if your one of those weird, one epsiode a day type of streamer? You’ve been warned.. Weirdos!
THE STORY: When The ancient order of THE HAND set the final part of their plan to end New York into motion, DAREDEVIL, LUKE CAGE, JESSICA JONES and IRON FIST must band together to save the city!
It is not.. The.. ‘Strongest’ part of the Defenders. Its a good story non the less.. Its actually the characters themselves that helps and carries the whole thing! Honestly, its the characters and the actors that draw you in and kept you there. The story could probably have been more effective if it had the chance to breath. Rushing it with the 8 episode limit, kinda fucked the story by the end of it.
THE CAST: Every single of the actors, totally fucking rocked it! Thats what helped the Defenders be the epic thing it turned out to be. The characters! Charlie Cox, Mike Coultur, Kristen Ritter and Finn Jones were fabulous. They were fantastic. Every moment they had on screen. Every moment they are together. Is what made the whole thing work.
(Spoiler Territory approaching)
Sigourney Weaver’s ‘Alexandria’
Was.. Disappointing.. She had Kingpin potential. But they kinda dropped the ball on her and i blame that on the 8 episode limit. Given time, she could have been a great Villain. (More in the negatives section)
Elektra’s return was cool
And well played. A lot of obvious things came out of her story.. Saw it coming right away. But it was Fun for the most part.
The Crew! I want a season 2 with these people so bad.. Even if they just sit in a room talking or not talking. But in costume. I dont care. I could watch these people do anything. They were the greatest thing ever! Individually, together. The chemistry was awesome. The bright side of the 8 ep. Limit helped speed along the banding together aspect of the show. That was one thing that did not need to be dragged out.
They also mixed the different show styles together seemlesly. The transition scenes from character to character worked wonderfully.
Madame Gao.. Was badass!
The supporting cast was great too. I will say this.. Again (SPOILERS!) The numerous endings that basicly promotes the individual series’s future to come, was great.. It made me excited for Iron Fist Season 2. Guarantee you we get a costume! Luke Cage S2 is gonna be exciting. Jessica Jones S2 is gonna be badass.. BUT!
THE NEGATIVES: The numerous endings was.. EH!? Ok.. It was cool.. Could have been better. But it was ok.
Alexandria as a villain was so damn bland. They dropped the ball on that one. They painted her as the next Wislon Fisk, and they took it nowhere. She was supposed to be this badass ancient leader of the Hand, and she fell so flat. There were hints of badassery.. (Is that even a word?) and menace.. But there was no payoff.
Needed more ninjas! In hindsight, for a Ninja Clan of assassins.. There were a lot of basic henchmen in this series.. Like.. Wtf? Where are the Ninjas!?
Killing off Stick… Uhhm.. Not ok. They could have had his character last beyond this series for a while longer.. But, this is the MCU.. Nobody really stays dead for long. We’ll just have to wait and see.
The 8 eps. Limit.. Cool for the lack of dragging a storyline unnecessarily. But fucked the plot to a degree as in, i couldnt care less. Just give me the Defenders kicking ass! And it fucked the story and hindered the growth of certain characters. I guess it’s like “Damned if you do. Damned if you dont” for Netflix. It worked but didnt work at the same time.
Not much else negativly about the show comes to mind at the moment.. So
THE DEFENDERS is one hell of a fun ride! Short. But Fun. Come for the Characters, Stay for the Characters. It was a great blend of the different genres they represented. It is just plain.. FUN! A true Joy to watch. Can’t wait for a season 2, and the continued adventures of the individual characters.
I give MARVEL’S “THE DEFENDERS” a score of.. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟💫 6 1/2 out of 10! Pure, badass fun! A must Binge for Marvel/Netflix Fans!
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