The Punisher has returned to New York with a season all his own on Netflix. It’s seriously good. It’s violent and it is thought provoking. It’s not something you’ll want to skip as Marvel seems to be raising the bar on itself.Declassify >
A Special Report by Agent Parker
Well, it’s been a week, and I’ve finally gotten through all of “Marvel’s The Defenders.” I’ll wait while you finish silently judging me. Done now? Then let’s continue. In the week since then, something has continually bothered me.
It’s not that the Netflix exclusive that finally brought together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist was difficult to watch. (You can save your Internet hivemind hatred of Finn Jones for another day). It’s not even that it was difficult to find the time to watch it.Declassify >
Spoiler Free Review
A Spoiler Free Review of The Defenders: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist Team Up to Defend New York City.
The Defenders have finally joined forces. No more is the tie that binds just a nurse named Claire. No more are the streets of New York City roamed by separate vigilantes. Now, at the very least these vigilantes know each other.Declassify >
This is not a review, nor a critique, it’s just a commendation of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for one thing; balance. It was a good and fun film. It’s what we expect from Marvel. They have a standard so high that even if they did fall short, it would still be a good movie.
But what struck me most about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was the attention to balance. It’s not something that I thought about during the first film, but with Groot and Gamora seemingly adding members to the team at will, the balance of screen time and story is amazingly solid.Declassify >
Spoiler Free Review
There is one headline that I saw before watching all 13 episodes of Netflix’s last Defender, Iron Fist. It said something about not being a series that the critics loved, because it was for the fans.
I didn’t think that was accurate, although I was sure the critics were off in their vocal criticisms of the series. And having watched all 13, there is only one thing I can say, “If you wish to see the truth… then hold no opinions.”Declassify >