This weekend, Marvel fans will be staying in and bingeing the latest offering from Netflix with “Iron Fist,” however, it might be the first time the comic brand and streaming service have hugely missed the mark. Early reviews arrived last week, and they were brutal, with the series coming under fire for the handling of its racial elements, to just being plain boring. However, the show’s star Finn Jones isn’t going down without a fight.
Talking with Metro, he defended “Iron Fist,” and played the familiar card that it’s a series that’s for fans, and not for stuffy, know-nothing critics, who probably had an agenda when they sat down to watch it.
“Well I think there’s multiple factors. What I will say is these shows are not made for critics, they are first and foremost made for the fans,” Jones said. “I also think some of the reviews we saw were seeing the show through a very specific lens, and I think when the fans of the Marvel Netflix world and fans of the comic books view the show through the lens of just wanting to enjoy a superhero show, then they will really enjoy what they see.”
Long story short: don’t think too hard, just enjoy! That’s a fairly flimsy defense, but I guess we’ll see what the fans have to say when the series lands on Friday. [Vulture]