Review: Netflix’s Marvel Defenders

Hey gang it’s your favorite Insomniac here to talk about the new comic-book mashup: Marvel’s Defenders, which premiered today on Netflix!  I mean I literally have been waiting all summer… and it’s finally here!!  As if the hype wasn’t enough, everyone including yours truly has been posting on social media or otherwise talking about it since it’s inception with the debut Daredevil & Jessica Jones.

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Netflix and Marvel later added Luke Cage and Iron Fist to the mix, with the latter receiving mixed reviews from critics and fans.  But still to me worth checking out.

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All in all Netflix comic shows are more grittier and down to earth than it’s MCU’s Avengers superhero counterparts on the silver screen and Agents of SHIELD on TV… giving us some noteworthy TV goodies! I’m about halfway through the series and I must admit I am loving every moment of it. The show does get off to a slow start building up the plot but once our action heroes get together it’s EPIC! Even for you guys who really didn’t like Iron Fist and gave it a hard way to go you will be pleasantly surprised by Finn Jones’ performance. I mean on paper I was never really a big Iron Fist fan (I guess I just never gave it a chance prematurely) so when I saw the show I wasn’t expecting a whole lot but this show will be the Pinnacle of making Iron Fist a much better character as we see his character develop. Especially since he’s pinned with more “Adult-like” characters who check him instead of letting him run around like a child needing a reality check, especially Luke Cage. In his own right he is so focused on his own vendetta, that he doesn’t see the bigger picture…but to play devil’s advocate…so are the rest of them.  Once they meet and their stories collide, they see that they are only small parts to a bigger “whole”!

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With Defenders, you get exactly what you expect from a collaboration of superheroes teaming up to fight some Big baddies.  But what I like most about it is that it starts exactly where each individual show series left off and for those of you who haven’t tuned in to watch any of them apart from one another, you won’t be too lost with what’s going on. Trust me you will be pleasantly entertained! That being said I still recommend you watching them just stream it and just let your whole weekend go. Get comfy and get into Marvel/Netflix superhero fanfest…then tune into this amazing mashup, collabo or whatever you want to call it.

I mean honestly what I like about this compared to the Avengers, Thor, Iron Man and all that is that the characters feel more human. Pretty much everyone is your everyday guy or girl trying to do the right thing trying to help out. I mean sure they have some spectacular abilities but with the exception of Iron Fist aka Danny Rand (who doesn’t throw his money in your face like ahem Tony Stark, they’re not super rich or super high-powered characters making you feel like you’re in Fantasyland… well Luke Cage & Jessica Jones have some super-strength and Daredevil is a blind, super karate ninja guy but you know what I mean. This although a big change from the traditional Defenders comic and is more from the pages of Heroes for Hire, it’s still a good show to check out. Heck they even wear street clothes & get into street fights… against bad people, not aliens, inhumans or mutants… not in some other dimension, space or what have you but right in NY…well nevermind, all things that can turn to shit apparently seem to start in the Big Apple! Nonetheless they’ll finally have had their own show to tune into and now they’ll have to band forces to FIGHT! We’ll even get some fourplay for us Punisher/Jon Bernthal fans…wink wink. (Um Marvel/Mr. Stan Lee, I’ll need a check for that free plug) That being said let me know what you think. Do you like The Defenders like the Marvel Netflix?

I think it was worth the wait and I’m going to give it an awesome thumbs up!

Video cred: Faces of Marvel

Well until next time Kiddies,

Shalom… 😉

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