When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
"Marvel's The Defenders" follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
In this series, the founding members of the Defenders are Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. In the comics the Defenders were formed by the Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer and Namor the Sub-Mariner. See more »
The opening credits are a sequence of cityscapes of New York, with colored silhouettes of the Defenders (Daredevil in red, Jessica Jones in blue/purple, Luke Cage in yellow/orange and Iron Fist in green), following themes from previous shows. See more »
This show has so many problems, it being centered around The Iron Fist(oh my god, why did they do this?) is probably one of the biggest ones.
What makes a thrilling story? Superheroes? Maybe, but not by default. Superheroes and super-villains without motivation or a sense of urgency is like eating being served a chocolate cake without any sugar in it, what is the point?
The whole plot seems like it was written in the 80s. Evil ninjas from a different dimension try to open a portal in order to find juice that will keep them living their paper thin lives.
The Defenders are a group of people that punch the ninjas, The defenders are immortal(yes even though they technically aren't they are never in any real danger) except for a few times when they get tied down to chairs or get knocked out. And even though Luke Cage can't be harmed by even a rocket launcher he conveniently gets taken down by a cutlery wielding girl because of MOVIE.
What are the stakes? Well some threats are made to the people in The Defenders lives but since I never get a reason to care about them, the stakes are pretty much none. The evil ninjas are plotting to do something catastrophic to the city of New York so it is mentioned over and over, like that is gonna make me care? No. Just because a threat is big, does not make it threatening. "We have to stop a horrible thing from happening!", "What is it?", "It is huge! I don't really know what it is, but you should care. It is huge, alright!"
Even though I lost interest in Daredevil after the end of the first season, I must say I liked it okay. It was a small story. No portals to other dimensions I never got to see or care about. No plotting ninjas that drank beat juice or took themselves so seriously it made me want to gag.
Both Daredevil and Jessica Jones are the too most grounded of the characters in the Netflix/Marvel roster. They are pretty much regular people, with flaws and weaknesses. Daredevil is blind and split on how to best make the city better, through the use of the law or with his fists.
Jessica is a broken women that tries here best to keep people and feelings from getting in her way, she cares too much and hates the fact that she does. Other than super strength, here biggest resource is here heat seeking ability to get to the bottom of mysteries. Not being blessed with invincibility or having a glowing fist that does pretty much nothing.
I can go on for a long time about why this show and many others in the Marvel series really suck, but now I need a Iron Fist to the skull to forget I ever saw this show.
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