You know seeing how Iron Fist is now the first MCU thing that actually gets universally disliked in contrast to the sacred cow status it usually receives feels so refreshing to me. For the record I haven’t watched the series yet but it still amuses me that critics will finally admit that yes: Even the MCU can fuck up with their work sometimes.
Before the fans of Iron Fist are attacking me for how underrated this show is let me just compare two similar stores here:
- When the DCEU has made movies that polarized critics then those are defending them are just idiot fans and they just don’t know what good superhero movies have to be like.
- Now that the MCU has actually made something that most critics disliked most hardcore fans react toxic to those who react negatively to Iron Fist and think that it’s underrated.
This is hypocrisy at it’s worst and there is no way in hell you could convince me otherwise. I’m not just writing that because of me being a fan of the DCEU, it’s also because as I’ve said a long time ago: I love the MCU but not everything they’ve produced is made out of gold. For example: I hate Ed Norton’s The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2 was a complete mess that got chopped in pieces by devilish producers and think that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is incredibly boring in which they’ve introduced interesting characters but never did anything with them.
As for the DCEU there isn’t any movie that I hate yet but I will defend that statement because it hasn’t been fully developed yet and there are alot of movies that have yet to be seen or even produced. The MCU has over 14 movies and several tv spinoffs and it took several decades for Marvel to actually build an entire universe around each of those shows & movies. The DCEU has only 3 movies as of writing and there are two new flicks (Wonder Woman & Justice League) that will come out soon this year and I’m very excited for both of them. With the MCU: I’m really looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 but I don’t expect it to be as great as the first movie was. Thor 3 is also something I’m looking forward to and I hope it’s going to be much better than Thor 2 which I’ve also enjoyed but felt was a misstep from the first one which I’ve loved. Now Spider-Man: Homecoming is a movie that quite frankly I’m not all that thrilled for but in the same time I hope for this movie to be decent considering that the Sam Raimi Spider-Man Trilogy will always keep a special place in my heart.
Bottom line: Everyone makes mistakes regardless of how much we admire them. I hope that the negative reception will serve as somewhat of a wake up call for the people behind the MCU that they have to deal with the fact that not everything they’re doing will benefit them from the get go. Maybe they will finally stop white washing their characters in future projects (since that was one of the bigger issues that people took with Iron Fist) and maybe just maybe: They will dare to go to a more mature direction because they have shown us that they can do it with Captain America: Civil War and I think they could do the same with Black Panther and possibly Avengers: Infinity War. That’s all I have to say on that subject matter. Peace!