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Monday, 20 March 2017 22:55

Marvel's 'Iron Fist' Gives Anti-Capitalist Take On Billionaire Superhero

Written by  Lindsay Kornick

Netflix’s fourth Marvel series Iron Fist debuted on March 17th to, well, some lackluster reception, and I can’t say that I disagree with the poo reviews. With an unfocused storyline, mostly dull characters, and some uninspired fight scenes, there’s barely anything redeemable in all 13 episodes.

But the final nail in the coffin for this show would have to be the its swing-and-a-miss at anti-capitalist propaganda.

Iron Fist follows the story of Danny Rand (Finn Jones) who, after spending 15 years in a monastery following a plane crash that killed his parents, returns as an adult to New York to regain control of his family’s billion-dollar company. In the meantime, he fights against an evil threat using his skills gained as the mystical Iron Fist.

Of course, being both a billionaire company majority shareholder and a practicing Buddhist leads to a few conflicts between standard business practices and what just “feels” right. I’ll give you three guesses as to which one is portrayed as bad, especially in one of Danny’s first meetings where they discuss pricing for a new drug.

It should be noted that Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb described the show as “a very hard look at the One Percent” and how they affect daily lives.

Read more at NewsBusters

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