Fans React to Exceedingly Negative Reviews of Iron Fist:)

Posted: 03/27/2017 in Uncategorized


Critics were wrong: Iron Fist is great, say Fans

Fans have taken to Twitter to defend the Marvel series Iron Fist, which received something of a critical mauling last week.

Some were so incensed, they even tweeted reviewers directly to complain about how their comparatively quite moderate three-star reviews were “stupidly wrong”.

Indeed, a common theme of the pro-Iron Fist tweets is that the critics, many of whom who complained that the superhero series was poorly paced and dull, “didn’t know what they were talking about”.

It’s worth noting, of course, that most reviewers were only given access to the first six episodes, while many fans will have watched all 13 instalments across the weekend, giving them a more comprehensive overview of the Netflix show.

Of course, not all social media reaction has been positive: a number of people, echoing the critics, have complained that Iron Fist is “boring” and “drab”.

But the rating assigned to the show on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes shows a clear disparity between the verdict of fans and critics: the series has a critical rating of just 16 per cent, but an audience score of 86 per cent.

Starring Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones as orphaned Danny Rand (Jones),  Iron Fist tells the story of an heir to a business empire who has spent years living in the mystical, otherworldly city of K’un-Lun… but who has now returned to Earth.

Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Marvel's Iron Fist
Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Marvel’s Iron Fist CREDIT: NETFLIX

Some of the criticism directed towards the show centred around the fact that Rand, an expert in Asian martial arts, is arguably something of a “white saviour” character, exemplifying the trope whereby a Western “chosen one” spends time in another culture, masters all its ancient rituals and magic, and usually ends up surpassing anyone born there.

Jones, however, previously argued that those putting forth this viewpoint had misunderstood the show’s intent…and insisted, in retrospect correctly, that audiences would be see things differently.


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