Review | The Defenders

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A group of extraordinary individuals end up facing an ancient evil

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Review 2017 by Flytrap

The Defenders

Written by: Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez

Directed by: S.J. Clarkson, Peter Hoar, Uta Briesewitz, Stephen Surjik

Starring: Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox, Finn Jones, Mike Colter, Jessica Henwick, Sigourney Weaver, Elodie Yung, Rosario Dawson
Complete Cast and crew here

Running time: 8 Episodes

When the Hand sticks its fingers into the wrong pie, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Luke Cage get involved, along with a plethora of guest stars and villains. Much punching ensues. Heads are lopped off. Feelings are hurt.

After months of anticip….ation, the binge-watching commences. I would recommend coffee or other caffeinated beverages; this is pretty slow sometimes. But once it gets going, it is pretty engrossing and if you want some kung fu fighting, you’ve come to the right place. ┬áThe story is a little droll and the acting is a bit dodgy sometimes and I had a feeling it was a bit rushed, but anything with Jessica Jones is worth watching. It will have been very helpful to have seen the other Netflix MCU series; they do not recap a lot.

I think this one would have worked better if it were five episodes to tighten it up; it felt a bit bloated.

Overall, I’d recommend this one, if you have the patience for Netflix dramas. There is a Punisher Teaser at the very, very, very end
Update: here that is:

Flytrap rating: 7/10

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