Monday, September 10, 2018

Iron Fist - The Fury of Iron Fist

Iron Fist returns for a Second Season with Danny Rand (Finn Jones) ignoring the concerns of his company (yeah, that's not going bite him in the ass) while being consumed by stepping into Matt Murdock's role as the city's protector. Tensions are running high as someone appears to be orchestrating a gang war between the local gangs. And lurking in the shadows is the alliance of Davos (Sacha Dhawan) and Joy (Jessica Stroup) who plan to take out their own aggressions and inadequacies out on the man they blame for their misfortune. Meanwhile there appears to be trouble brewing at home between Danny and Colleen (Jessica Henwick) who gets her own mystery to look into involving a family crest and unanswered questions.

The layout of the season plot looks fairly standard in terms of comic book writing: villains working in the shadows to ruin the hero's life. Based on this one episode I have a pretty good guess on how the arc of the overall season will unfold. While it may eventually tie in to the season's larger themes, Colleen's subplot feels a bit shoehorned in here to give her something to do as Davos' plan will likely continue to isolate the Iron Fist going forward. Given the lackluster Second Season writing on all of the Netflix Marvel shows starting midway through Daredvil, "The Fury of Iron Fist" feels pretty standard while suggesting, between Davos' plan and the gangs (which I'd wager even money that they could be connected), there may at least be plenty of action to come (and by the quality of what we get here, that might be pretty good).

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