“The Defenders” came out on Netflix on August 18th and people cannot stop talk about it. Even though I’m not huge on superhero movies and tv shows, this looked great and Jessica Jones was in it.
So yes, I watched 8 hours of it just because of Jessica Jones. And I don’t regret a thing.
“The defenders” unites four crime-fighting vigilantes with supernatural powers: Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. They team up together to fight an obscure mob-like organization called “The Hand”.
First things first: Do I need to have seen ALL four shows?
NO. I haven’t seen Luke Cage and Iron Fist. They only one you really need to watch is season 2 of Daredevil. I did see it, don’t remember any single scene and I was incredibly confused. BUT I urge you to have a look at “Jessica Jones”. It’s the best. (And my man David Tennant is in it. And he is glorious.)
Contrary to all the others, “The Defenders” only has 8 episodes. Although at the beginning they seemed not enough, they were. I may not be a fan of these shows but I can admit that they are well made. Technically.
I didn’t really like the plot. It didn’t make sense to me. I loved seeing Matt Murdoch and Jessica Jones on the screen together. She has some of the best lines EVER and her attitude towards all the extreme supernatural things was basically ME.
But Charlie Cox is hot. Like really hot. 😉😉😉😉
Overall, I enjoyed the series. There were great plot twists and the fighting scenes were choreographed amazingly. Really dynamic and cool. At times a bit too long, but in the end it’s ALL these superhero do.
Some of the dialogues were classic “Marvel sentences”, said only to underline swagger and drama around them. A bit derivative.
From a technical point of view, the change from one character to the other, they did this colour-themed sequence showing the different part of NYC the four of them are from. (As you can see on the image above) Was it necessary? No. Please don’t do it again.
On the other hand, I liked the directing style. I think they got inspired by Sam Esmail’s “Mr Robot”: the off-centred figure in the shot and the weird framing. I thought it was interesting. Great job directors!
Concluding, I’d recommend this if you are into Marvel and you enjoy the world of superheros. Definitely have a look. Even just to see how awesome and badass Jessica Jones is.
I’ll leave you with a quote that represents me so well: