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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 17, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 125 Ratings

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  • Summary: Raven Metzner takes over as showrunner from Scott Buck for the second season which will introduce Mary Walker aka Typhoid Mary (Alice Eve) and previously seen on Luke Cage and The Defenders, NYPD detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Sep 5, 2018
    50
    Thanks to reinvigorated fighting and spotlights yielded to the real stars, Iron Fist improves on its first season. ... The show also uncovers a bigger problem. Its lead character doesn’t deserve top billing, and maybe never.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Webb Mitovich
    Sep 5, 2018
    42
    Iron Fist Season 2 marks an improvement over its well-derided freshman run, but still lacks punch.
  3. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Sep 5, 2018
    40
    If you liked the first season of Iron Fist, Season 2 improves upon it. If you didn’t like it, well, there’s not much to recommend to you regarding a return. It’s a show that seems like it might be improved by not bingeing it, but it’s so sleepy that once you walk away from it you may forget to return.
  4. Reviewed by: Alex Abad-Santos
    Sep 6, 2018
    40
    Its fight scenes vastly improve upon the garbage disposal-like quality of jump cuts masquerading as brawls in season one, and the writing has moved away from the mind-numbing exposition that characterized much of season one, trusting the audience to understand what’s happening without dialogue constantly reminding them. However, Iron Fist’s second season isn’t exactly good when in the context of television outside of Iron Fist. Parts of it are still staggeringly clunky.
  5. 30
    Iron Fist's sophomore season isn't able to right the many wrongs from its first. Don't waste your time on this one.
  6. 30
    More so than in any other Netflix superhero show, Iron Fist never figures out how to build an aesthetic that reconciles its naturalistic performances and its dialogue, which tends to fall into one of two categories: no-frills information delivery or failed cleverness.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 42
  2. Negative: 16 out of 42
  1. Sep 8, 2018
    10
    Iron Fist 2 is comparable to Luke Cage , Jessica Jones and Daredevil with regard to story , plot line , setting , visuals , acting andIron Fist 2 is comparable to Luke Cage , Jessica Jones and Daredevil with regard to story , plot line , setting , visuals , acting and character arcs. These Marvel tales are entertaining and interesting. Looking forward to season three. Expand
  2. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    Funny how metacritic is in not compiling here IGN review, giving the impression that the critics were only negatives.
    Well, I really liked
    Funny how metacritic is in not compiling here IGN review, giving the impression that the critics were only negatives.
    Well, I really liked season 2. It was way better than the first and better than Luke Cage season 1 or Jessica Jonnes season 2. The ending was good and I cant wait for the next season. Hoping these bad reviews don't get the show cancelled. Mary Walker was amazing! Season 3 has so much potential.
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  3. Sep 23, 2018
    8
    It actually has a somewhat decent story this time around and the pacing felt much better, season 2 was definitely a redemption, Finn JonesIt actually has a somewhat decent story this time around and the pacing felt much better, season 2 was definitely a redemption, Finn Jones acting has improved a lot and his fight scenes are decent but you can tell when the double takes over, definitely much improved from season 1. Jessica Henwick still steals the show, she's phenomenal and pretty much carried the show just the like the first season, however I do get the feeling she's becoming a bit too cocky, I'm not a fan of Jessica Jones because it's just about "me me me, all about me!" and I hope she doesn't go that route.
    Overall a much better structured season! ...one definitely worth checking out..
    Here's to season 3..??
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  4. Sep 9, 2018
    4
    The problem starts with the miscasting of Danny Rand itself. Finn Jones still can't seem to be able to learn choreography which makes theThe problem starts with the miscasting of Danny Rand itself. Finn Jones still can't seem to be able to learn choreography which makes the fighting scenes look dreadful. His acting isn't something to write home about either. It's mind-boggling how his acting can make good actors look like bad actors. On top of that it still seems like he hasn't been to a gym once in his life which if you look at Daredevil, Thor, Black Panther, Captain America and hell even Iron Man are being put on a strict training schedule and diet to look the part. Which is not the case for Iron Fist. I'm not saying he's supposed to be as buff as a Thor but at least look like a fighter.

    Another thing that bothers me is the casting of Davos. He's probably the most un-intimidating antagonist I've ever seen. A 5'7 cuddly Indian dude with a British accent. But at least he is more ripped than Iron Fist.

    Now about the show itself. There are so many unnecessary scenes that make the pace of the show slow down so much that my mind drifts off every couple of minutes. When watching a show like Mr. Robot even the scenes where there are no dialogue you'll get information about what's going on. Everything in a scene is there for a reason, like lighting, position of the character, background music and much more. But in this show it makes you aware of the fact that you just wasted 15 seconds on people walking through doors, going up stairs or whatever, staring at nothing. (Not sure if that made any sense lol) What I'm trying to say is that a 50 minute episode could've been cut down to 35 and you wouldn't have missed anything.

    All in all it feels like a chore to watch; which is a bummer because I've liked all Marvel shows until now. (Except Jessica Jones Season 02)
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  5. Sep 8, 2018
    3
    Season 2 gets off to a slow start because the writing needs serious work. Pacing is slow, tension is lacking in regards to the core plot, andSeason 2 gets off to a slow start because the writing needs serious work. Pacing is slow, tension is lacking in regards to the core plot, and many of the scenes just don't matter. The episodes have stretches where acting and dialog sink to the bottom of the barrel. Expand
  6. Sep 21, 2018
    2
    Right after the first 5 minutes of the first episode I knew we were in for a doozy of a disappointing season. Super hero knows the bad guysRight after the first 5 minutes of the first episode I knew we were in for a doozy of a disappointing season. Super hero knows the bad guys are right around the corner... waits for them to come his way... and all the time he's waiting the bad guys are killing innocent victims.... yep it's one of those wtf were the writers thinking?

    Stay away, far away, if you want to keep those fond memories of a great comic book hero.
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  7. Sep 24, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Iron Fist gets ccucked and turned into a sidekick in his own show. If the idiots at Netflix wanted to a make Wing and Misty the main characters why did they even call this show Iron fist? They shouldve just called the show Daughters of the Dragon like the actual comic. Why bother compromising with gangbangers? They shouldve kicked their asses and let social services deal with the deliquents. SJW pandering to the max in this one. Men have to constantly whine about their problems and validate the women, while the women act more and more like men. Wing gets the Iron Fist power at the end just becoz she has a pooosy. Get woke go broke. Expand

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