Look... this post is not meant to wage a war against Marvel TV, Netflix or IRON FIST actor Finn Jones, but his recent response to the negative reviews are a bit off. While speaking with the UK's Metro, he said the following about critics who did not like the first six episodes they reviews of the Netflix show.
"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. 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. I think it’s a fantastic show which is really fun and I think it stands up there with the other Defenders’ shows without a doubt."
The problem with Jones' comment is that he is addressing the critics by saying how the show is for the fans. Meanwhile, the biggest nerd blogs, who are fans of past Marvel's Netflix series, mirrored the opinions of even the staunchest critics.
As of the publishing of this post, RottenTomatoes has 14 total reviews in for IRON FIST and only two of them are "fresh." The other 12 are "rotten" and include nerd sites like: Cinema Blend, Nerdist, The Verge, Uproxx, Den of Geek, Screen Rant and IGN. Every one of those sites are the nerd sites who fans flock to for millions and millions of web hits daily.
To say IRON FIST is not for the critics is ignoring the fact that many critics who reviewed the episodes are fans who read comics books and enjoyed past Marvel Netflix shows. Plus, there is a common theme throughout the negative reviews. Go ahead and read them for yourself and see some of them we collected for you by clicking right here.
Bottom line, form your own opinion and watch it anyway. And maybe, just maybe, the last seven episodes redeem the first six. But to discredit reviews that have very similar reactions is unnecessary and he should have said nothing.
IRON FIST premieres exclusively on Netflix on March 17.
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