What happens when you get Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and The Iron Fist (Finn Jones) together to fight the evil force that is The Hand? Eight episodes of action? Well, kind of. There were some amazing fight scenes, and it was great to see these characters, along with their various sidekicks and the like together, but yet to me, it was lacking something. I wanted to like this more, I really did. And despite not loving it, I really want more. Plus it was great to see Sigourney Weaver in a pretty tops role.
As a child, Matt Murdock was blinded by chemicals as he saved a man in a car accident. Then he was trained by a mysterious old blind man who taught him superhuman gifts to make up for his lack of sight and turned him into an amazing fighter and superhero.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the superhero genre – but now it is getting ridiculous. There is just so much Marvel going on, I don’t know what I want to watch. Like Daredevil. See, I started with Jessica Jones and then moved to Luke Cage and reluctantly returned to Daredevil because I see that in the future, this ties in with the other two. But I didn’t really like it. And this despite the wonderful Vincent D’Onofrio as bad guy (and extremely tragic character in so many ways) Wilson Fisk and Deborah Ann Woll who was wonderful in True Blood but is in this playing a tedious character who, I suspect, will get better in future seasons, but do I have to wait until then? I didn’t like it because I find it hard to engage with Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. He just has an annoying arrogance mixed with far too much brooding – and maybe all the Marvel fans out there are screaming that this is exactly what his character is supposed to be, but it just didn’t work for me. I can only hope that I grow to like him when The Defenders starts.