Rebounding from a poorly received first season, the Marvel/Netflix collaboration Iron Fist turns out a stronger outing, with pervading themes of addiction and recovery.
What started with the grounded world of Daredevil season one has become a breeding ground for comic book insanity. Bottomless pits at construction sites. Immortal villains. Magic superhero monks. All that and more is back to challenge our favorite street-level heroes in The Defenders.
Marvel’s latest Netflix endeavor continues the superhero craze, but introduces martial arts and elements of Buddhism. The question is, are those elements theologically significant?
Jessica Jones isn’t much like any superhero you’ve ever met. Sure, she’s a heavy drinker like Iron Man, and throws grown men as though they were plush dolls like the Hulk. But the thing that really sets her apart is that she’s got to be the biggest jerk of a protagonist that I’ve ever seen on screen.
She’s also arguably the most selfless hero Marvel has ever put on screen.
I said just a few weeks ago after watching the CW’s Arrow that television has a lot more potential as a medium for comic book characters than movies. Apparently somebody was listening, because four Marvel characters, including Daredevil, are getting their own Netflix-exclusive shows.