The folks at Netflix have struck yet again raising the hopes and expectations of the Marvel Universe’s fanbase and then massively dropping them on their heads.
In what was supposed to be the small screen version of an Avengers-esque matchup Defenders combine the abilities of Marvel greats Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. The result was a show that is about as exciting as giving your grandmother a foot massage.
With each character already having their own Netflix debut there were some general concerns moving forward with the assembly of the Defenders.
Daredevil and Jessica Jones were both home runs with consistent action and eventful plot twists. The acting and dialogue were solid and the storylines were engaging and easy to buy into. Luke Cage and Iron Fist, however, were borderline nightmares to sit through packed with cheesy one-liners and choppy effects.
In sports two out of four isn’t so bad. Not so much when it comes to television. And even more so when dealing with a fanbase who have already established a treasured history with Marvel itself.
Defenders lacks all of the entertainment and excitement of Daredevil and Jessica Jones and unfortunately follows the path of douche cringing monotony like Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
As far as superhero series are concerned this is probably one to be placed at the bottom of your watch list.