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I’ve been wanting to post my review of Marvel’s Luke Cage from Netflix for some time now. So here it is!
Overall, this wasy a very entertaining, well written and produced series from Marvel and Netflix. They had me hooked from the first few episodes. I used to read Luke Cage, Iron Fist comics when I was kid, many moons ago. Although admittedly, I enjoyed Iron fist more than Cage. That’s why I’m excited they’re releasing Iron Fist on Netflix Friday March 17, 2017!!! But what they did with Luke Cage was absolutely phenomenal. This was a great series. I sad to see it end at 13 episodes.
At first I didn’t really like Mike Colter as Luke Cage, but by the end of the third episode he really grew on me. He comes across as the strong silent type. Like, superhuman strong silent type.
Second, I didn’t really like the first impression of Cage as a bulletproof, invincible powerhouse. Boring. Essentially there was no formidable opponent to match him. Which brings up my next point…
Third, I didn’t really like the first impression of the antagonist, Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. He too, was the strong silent type, but was no match for Cage. They really played into his weaknesses through the first half of the series in several aspects. Again, the antagonist was not formidable enough, seemingly, through the first half of the series. But to give it some credit there were several antagonistic forces. Such as Mariah, Cornell’s corrupt cousin and city politician. Shades who served as a representative of the stronger antagonist, Diamondback. Eventually law enforcement personnel was against him as well. So there was conflict, but the juiciest conflict is in the second half of the series when Diamondback is revealed. Then the heat is on!
Overall the series was very impressive. Including the first half. I had to let the story play out over the entire series to get the full effect. Below you find some interviews with some of the actors in the series. They really did a spectacular job.
Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
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Theo Rossi plays the character “Shades” in the series and does a great job. He was one of my favorite bad guys actually. He has a knack for capturing the realism of the comic book character realized in a modern way.
Hat’s off to Mike Colter for pulling this one off!
Simone Missick does an excellent job playing Misty “detective Knight” in the series.
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