The latest Marvel series hits Netflix on Friday, and we're sad to report that it's really not all that good. The general consensus for Iron Fist has been a general meh from critics, but star Finn Jones has fired back with a tried and true excuse that just doesn't hold water.
When asked about the show's lackluster reception, Jones told Metro the series was made for fans, not critics. Which is kind of funny, considering most of the critics reviewing this show are pretty big fans of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and (umm) good TV in general.
Here's the choice excerpt from his comments:
"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."
Look, you have to feel for Jones in this instance. He walked into a format that's produced nothing but hits and acclaim, and his show is just really not great. And the guy has to bounce around doing interview after interview about the series, and now a lot of those questions revolve around the fact that the show is the televised equivalent of a bored shrug.
But, c'mon dude. Don't blame it on the critics — because I'm pretty sure fans won't like this series too much, either, once it hits Netflix on Friday.