I’m pretty sure Ricardo’s just pretending to be angry as an excuse to run away. Or maybe he is really angry. You can never tell with that guy.
I finally got around to watching Daredevil on Netflix, and it’s pretty much my favorite live action Marvel thingy to date. Well, I was pretty disappointed in the second half of the last episode. Let’s just say the ‘final showdown’ felt weak and anticlimactic, and also Matt looks way cooler in his black ninja outfit than his dumb red superhero outfit. But that will not dampen my eagerness for Season 2! And I’m sure I’ll be jumping into that Jessica Jones series right away, which, apparently, is also quite good. Netflix is pretty great, guys!
Also, the greatness of Netflix’s Daredevil got me thinking about their 2014 big budget low fantasy epic. Confession time, I liked Marco Polo quite a bit, even though it was tropey as heck and full of eye-rolling cliches. But it was a lot of my favorite tropes! It had some of the same problems as Game of Thrones, like those rather juvenile sexposition scenes that prioritize objectivity over characterization for female characters, without the positives of a extremely memorable characters. The titular Marco Polo is the epitome of ‘bland white guy’. At least Kublai Kahn is super rad. Also, Hundred Eyes the blind Taoist Wushu master, so great (but I have a bias there). I appreciated that the series actually had a very appropriately mixed race cast for the story, unlike the majority of big budget Hollywood productions. It also had such great fight scenes! Supposedly, Marco Polo was a financial bomb for Netflix and I figured I’d likely never get a season 2. But I’ve also read that Netflix ordered another 10 episode season, although there’s no other information beyond that.
But I got off topic! Netflix’s Daredevil = Great. Everyone already knows it, I’m just adding my thoughts to the masses.Published on by Alex Kolesar