Finn Jones Responds to Negative 'Iron Fist' Reviews, Calls Show 'Fantastic'
Iron Fist star Finn Jones is defending the series from critics who have found Netflix's latest Marvel outing to be less than satisfactory.
"Well I think there's multiple factors. What I will say is these shows are not made for critics, they are first and foremost made for the fans," the actor said when asked about the early negative reviews during an interview with Metro.
"I also think some of the reviews we saw were seeing the show through a very specific lens, and I think when the fans of the Marvel Netflix world and fans of the comic books view the show through the lens of just wanting to enjoy a superhero show, then they will really enjoy what they see," he continued.
"I think it's a fantastic show which is really fun and I think it stands up there with the other Defenders' shows without a doubt," Jones concluded, referencing Netflix's collection of hit Marvel shows such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
Iron Fist has a 14% rating from a collection of 14 reviews on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. "Despite some promising moments, Iron Fist is weighed down by an absence of momentum and originality," reads the critics consensus.
A trailer, released in February, featured Jones in the titular role as he returns home to New York City in order to reclaim his life and his family business after surviving a plane crash.
"Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. However, when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family's legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist," reads the official synopsis.
Iron Fist, which is set to premiere March 17, is the final chapter before Netflix's planned Defenders crossover which will bring all of its Marvel heroes together for one series.
By Wade Sheridan
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.