Thwip! Watch – Marvel’s Iron Fist – S01E02 – “Shadow Hawk Takes Flight”

Thwip! Watch is all about what goes on our screens, namely TV. Whether CW or Fox or NBC or what-have-you, you can be sure that we here at Thwip! have been watching it. Today we are going to talk about Marvel’s Iron Fist.

First off, what the hell was the point of the mother getting out of her seat? It’s not like she was strapping him in or putting his mask on or whatever, she just got out of her chair to be thrown out of the plane (in a scene that makes me think of the Arrow ship casizing scene and Sarah being dragged out into sea…but that was done better).

That Colleen Wing training fight was…hopefully not the best we get, ’cause that was pitiful in so many ways that I felt like walking away.

This episode ran much better than the first one, mainly because it sticks to a tried and true formula of going to the mental hospital (the doctor actually plays his role competently, helping to sell those scenes…except not believing about K’un L’un being in another dimension…THE BATTLE OF NEW YORK HAPPENED, YOU LITERALLY SAW ALIENS TELEPORTING INTO THE CITY! THE AVENGERS EXIST! S.H.I.E.L.D. THE INHUMANS!). There were still some egregiously bad scenes at the hospital, but like I said, the doctor kept it running on some semblance of sanity.

Also, for those keeping track:

Characters who I like are – Dr. Edmonds and Colleen (who is perpetually pissed off at everyone, with good reason it seems)

Characters who I don’t care about – the rest of the main cast

I am not buying Danny being the Immortal Iron Fist…he seems like such a shit.

While the other Netflix series of Marvel have had a very cohesive and detailed look at the visuals of their respective series, this one seems slapdash and sterile. The colors are muted (but that is particular of all the series so far), but so boringly composited that this feels like this series was done for the sake of being done (or to be a large scale M&M advertising promotion – which is also silly ’cause M&Ms are the bomb, best candy for any situation…except to share, I don’t share my M&Ms)

Also, what the fuck, they not going to eat that delicious candy? ’cause seriously, that seems like a waste…stupid Americans.

The fight scenes seem so lackluster, like they are afraid to show violence. Even when the final fight comes around it feels more like kids play acting rather than a well-choreogaphed, multi-million dollar production.

Also, would like to say, that ironically enough, that last punch by Danny is called “the Superman punch.”


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