I finally saw the Defenders on Netflix, and I couldn’t stop but bidging it! It’s a masterpiece of fights and mystery! You also get all the humor in the world thanks to the Iron Fist and Luke Cage dynamics. I love it so much that they got me wanting way more. Eight episodes are too few to enjoy these great Superheroes. If you haven’t seen this show yet, what are you waiting for?
[SPOILERS AHEAD: this post contains massive spoilers from the show. I am keeping few secrets this time, to be honest. ]
As you will soon discover, the Immortal Iron Fist is there to mess things up. Remember that Danny is the youngest of the group, and he is quite naive. He tells all about his glorious destiny to everyone without realizing that people have no idea of what he’s talking about. He is not only out of tune, but he’s also pretty lost in the West. For all his “immortality” he’s but a kid with a glowing fist. Happily, he seems to get along with Luke Cage. In the comics, they pair together to clean the streets of crime. Luke is a practical adult man who feels that “the kid” needs some help.
Jessica seems to tune more with Daredevil, although they don’t like each other that much. Jessica is a wildfire, while Matt is fire himself. Both have different demons to drawn: one does it with alcohol and the other one with prayer and redemption. Whatever the case, these two work together well.
And then there’s Sigourney Weaver. You’re going to love her as a villain, and also her fights with another Alien member cast! Yes, you’ve read it correctly: Stick is an old mate of the Weaver. Alien vibes were all over the screen when these two appeared together.
The Hand’s head is Sigourney, and she has just revived the Black Sky, aka Elektra. Elektra is the one to move mountains for the Hand, or so the prophecies say. However, the Hand has problems because the Defenders decide to team up against them. In the beginning, we can see each hero on their own, pretty reluctant to team up against the Hand. But they have no choice because there’s far too much at stake: the whole city. Not only the Hand has created an Earthquake to unearth something they want from the depths of New York, but they also want Danny Rand.
For all the shortcomings of Danny, he’s adamant on how to deal with the Hand. There’re no middle paths here: or they eradicate it, or they’ll come back stronger than ever. And so, they find themselves teaming up against all the odds and trying to save the city, stop the Hand, and save Danny’s head. If they don’t find a solution, Stick, Matt’s mentor, will end up freeing the Iron Fist’s head from his body!
Elektra is a mysterious character in this show. Matt tries to make her remember who she was. And, for most of the show, we end up believing that she will make the call since we can see her remembering her lost love. However, Elektra proves to be volatile and ends up killing her mentor: our dearest Alien’s diva, Sigourney. I didn’t see this coming, and it shocked me. For I actually believed that Elektra would choose the light’s path. Alas, I was wrong, and things for the Hand got funky.
If you think that Elektra would save the day, you’re mistaken. She messes things up. In doing so, we get to enjoy more fights, mystical mojo, and a kind of sexy kiss between Elektra and Daredevil. But while our heroes are saving the day and trying to deal with both Elektra and the Hand, their friends are waiting in the police station for protection. Why? Because the Hand is everywhere and it was just a matter of time for them to find our heroes’ weak points: friends and family members.
I’ve spoiled quite a bit, but I won’t go further than this. I’ve enjoyed the show a lot, and I loved many references to the comics and Alien. However, I still feel that they made Danny Rand too emotional. I know he’s young, and he’s the humorous spark in the group, but, while we see him grow, couldn’t you make him less annoying?
You can find the Defenders on Netflix. I enjoyed the whole thing so much, that I decided I would watch all the shows: Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and the Iron Fist. And then, the Defenders again.