It’s the Avengers Netflix.
4 shows finally come together, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luck Cage and Iron Fist. Now, if you haven’t watched any of shows, The Defenders does a pretty good job in filling you in. But I do HIGHLY recommend you watching them, atleast Daredevil and Jessica Jones, since their the best ones. I’m just going to assume you’ve watched them.
What I really like was that each character had a different reason for being in the group. Luke Cage talks about making his city safe because of the abilities that were given to him, Danny aka Iron Fist believes it’s his destiny to fight, Jessica Jones doesn’t give a shit and really all she wants is to find answers for her client, who ultimately lead her to the group. What was really interesting was Daredevil, Matt Murdock. Again if you watched Daredevil do yourself a favor and watch it. He’s really a broken person after dealing with so much death and losing people he loves because of this persona he’s created to save people. I loved Daredevil from beginning to end when I watched the show. He believes in justice which is why he became a lawyer but then there’s Daredevil, something inside him that pulls into this lifestyle that demands something that the justice system can’t provide.
Each them have their reasons and it brought them together, and watching it was so damn entertaining. Stick, the blind two agenda ninja master, tells the group that the Hand, the evil organization that wants world domination, is going to unleash something big. In order to stop them they must work together, which they don’t take very well of course.
The Hand is ultimately run by Sigourney Weaver, who kills it as a villain. She plays this character that is so desperate and wants to see what they’ve set out to do done ASAP. Sigourney Weaver’s character Alexandra wants to use Danny to open the chamber of secrets and use the basilisk’s bones to create antidote to death. Obviously it’s not Harry Potter but that’s exactly was I thought of. Only the Iron Fist can open the door that’s under ground which contains the bones of what looks like dragons. The dragons bones can be cut and formed to a substance that can help them prolong their lives. Like every villain, live to be immortal.
The season is comprised of 8 episode, which was a little disappointing. I think 11 episodes would have been ideal but I do see that they tested it out with the 8 episodes so I respect that.
The season was off to a solid start but it did it hit a slope…
THIS IS MAJOR SPOILER WARNING!
When Elektra ended up fighting the mind control the Hand tried so hard to achieve and ended up killing Alexandra. Sigourney’s character was far more convincing than Elektra taking over and started giving out orders. From that moment it really did fall a bit from the beginning of the season. The whole objective of retrieving the bones just didn’t seem as dangerous and a good enough reason to bring together of group of heroes. Which it sucks because it’s builds up to this major fight for the end to only end up feeling unresolved and anticlimactic in a way.
Although the ending wasn’t as satisfying as I wanted it to be, the rest was amazing. I loved the chemistry with all 4 characters and how they balanced each other out. The action was good, I prefer the action shown on Daredevil’s show. However, this being the first season I get they needed to set a story line and showcase the team for the first time, it doesn’t leave a lot of room for kick ass actions.
I also enjoyed the return of secondary characters from each of their own shows because does humanize them instead of just seeing them as heroes or people with abilities. What I did surprise me was that I disliked Karen, who I enjoyed on Daredevil, in this season. It went from me shipping Matt and Karen to me wanting Matt as a lone wolf in the dating world.
The Defenders has major potential and if they fix some things that didn’t really work on this season for the next one, it could make for a really amazing season 2. From that ending and what I’ve read, I see a really good story line with Matt and hope the rest follow just like the beginning and maybe bring along the Punisher because he’s series is coming out soon.
Even with flaws it’s an amazing show, leaves you wanting more. If you haven’t seen any their individual shows, it makes you want to go and binge them. Daredevil is definitely my favorite! It hasn’t been confirmed for season 2 but I’m sure we’ll hear something soon.