REACTION: The Defenders

David Foster 08.21.2017 3 comments

Ok, so I watched The Defenders this weekend, and I am just going to let you watch the video to see my reaction.

So? Have you seen it? Thoughts?

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David, I agree–although I haven’t given up yet. I think maybe the most ridiculous scene that I think exemplifies your point is in Ep3. The Defenders all converge separately on Midland Circle. Rand is escorted to meet some executives — all of whom look way too young to be executives. Alexandra (All Hail, Sigourney Weaver!) enters the room for this lamely maniacal discourse, after which Alexandra reminds Rand that she can still take his life and signals the petite corporate stooge behind him to produce a pistol. Rand quickly disarms her and bluffs at using the stooge as a shield, but then Alexandra scoffs because *taa-daa!* those corporate executives weren’t really executives at all, but well trained warriors! A ridiculous fight follows with tranquilizer darts flying, and Rand is soon overcome in this “knife fight in a phone booth” close quarters battle that made no sense. In to save the day walks Cage who then absorbs full-auto real-bullet gunfire and gives Rand the upper hand (so to speak). The melee devolves further as Jones and Murdock join the fray and ends up a silly mess as Murdock senses Black Sky. In any case, all the motives for the physical fight are assumed like, “trust us, they should fight for reasons.” Then the whole point of their visit(s) is quickly lost as the awkward scene ends with Rand somehow saving the day that wouldn’t have required any saving if he had half a brain. The whole thing felt more like Monty Python than Marvel. Anyone who read the comics would just roll their eyes at the senseless and haphazard fight that “brought them all together for the first time.” I reacted the same way you did.