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Don’t have time for a minute or two of opening credits while devouring a show on Netflix? Then hit the newly added skip intro button. You can now more easily – although it was easy in the first place – skip past some (pretty terrific) opening credits sequences on Netflix. Let’s take a closer look at Netflix’s new skip intro option.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Karen Han
(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Marvel’s new Netflix series, Iron Fist.)
For the most part, Marvel’s latest Netflix foray, Iron Fist, has been critically panned. The issues are plenty, and the resulting conversation has only served to underline exactly how the series falls short. There’s the story, the characterizations, the casting, the editing, and – this is a criticism that’s been leveled against all of Marvel’s Netflix series — it’s just too long. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage could all have done with a little trimming.
In the case of Iron Fist, an altered cut could result in a drastically different and better show. It just requires a little bit of Garfield Minus Garfield. There’s an interesting show lurking somewhere within Iron Fist…as long as you remove Iron Fist himself.
Spoilers lie ahead, of course.
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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: why Marvel’s Iron Fist really blew it by not casting Lewis Tan in the lead role.)
Could Iron Fist have been received better if it had cast an Asian-American as Danny Rand?
Until now, that was a pipe dream for many critics of the latest Marvel Netflix show, who lambasted the series for perpetuating the myth of the white savior by choosing to stay loyal to the comic-book depiction of Rand: as a white, blonde outsider who can punch things with his magic fist. But it was recently revealed that half-Chinese actor Lewis Tan, who played one-off villain Zhou Cheng in episode eight of Iron Fist, was on hold for the part until they ultimately cast Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones.
Let me take a deep breath. I have a lot to say about this.
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Marvel has been on a roll with their Netflix television shows. Even while I haven’t loved the whole run, The Defenders lead-up seasons have been objectively good thus far. Iron Fist enters the fray on March 17th, 2017 and the first reviews have shown up online.
Is it possible that Iron Fist is Netflix’s first disappointing Marvel tv series? The first Iron Fist reviews are overwhelmingly negative. So what is wrong with Marvel’s latest tv hero? Find out in the Iron Fist Early Buzz!
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