Just incredible, loved every moment of this series.
Started off very nicely introducing us to what everyone’s been doing since we last saw them and took their time to bring them together which I liked because they were each working their own case and it felt like you’d earnt the team up.
It just went from strength to strength when we did get the team up as well.
That episode 3 fight sequence was one of the best fight sequences I can remember ever seeing (and their previous series had some damn good ones!) although the finale also brought the goods.
They really utilised the fight sequences well, using everyone’s specific abilities and they were shot incredibly well, beautiful stuff.
Character wise I already loved everyone so there’s no big revelations but my love for Jessica Jones has grown exponentially every episode- what a woman- kicking ass, talking shit to her team mates, getting drunk, what more do you need from a superhero.
Jess/Matt the brotp I didn’t know I needed in my life.
You just knew Matt couldn’t live very long without putting on the Daredevil suit, his moment with Foggy at the police station had me emotional though and then when he didn’t come back to him and Karen (⊙﹏⊙✿)
Danny and Luke are also well on their way to becoming bro’s and I’m thrilled about that.
Danny himself had a rough ride through these 8 episodes but I’m excited about where he goes from here.
Luke is just the sweetest for the toughest and (maybe) strongest of the team he’s always the last to turn to violence and always just want to help the little guy.
The secondary characters of all the series are incredible though and that doesn’t stop with The Defenders; Colleen was kicking ass any chance she got and really shone in the last episode, Claire didn’t have the big role I thought she would in bringing everyone together but she was there the whole time and joined the fight when it mattered and I can’t get enough of that woman, Misty also brought her A-game working the cop side throughout and I’m weirdly thrilled she’s lost her arm now and that she’s gonna be in Iron Fist Season 2 #DaughtersOfTheDragonFeelsIntensify
So many incredible character interactions as well, obviously the main four coming together was a big deal but equally important was when they set up the protection service for secondary characters (friends and family/loved ones/whatever they called it) leading to some great cross over moments.
I know people love to moan about Marvel villains but I don’t see how they can with The Defenders?!?!?!?!?!
Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra was perfection, a wonderful big bad to set up the series although I did kind of love it when Elektra murdered her.
Elektra herself is of course always a boss and was putting everyone on their ass from the very first episode.
I’m sorry but my MVP always has been and always will be Madame Gao, I don’t know what it is but I love that woman and I’m so glad that after all these years she’s come into the forefront and got to kick some ass herself.
The Hand made a lot more sense this time as well, it wasn’t just ninja in the darkness hurting everyone, we got the inner circle, they had a clear history and clear goals to accomplish.
Colleen and Danny continue to melt my heart, I love them.
Matt and Elektra are also a guilty pleasure of mine and that ending did nothing to extinguish that, a perfect ending for the pair, although I doubt it is and ending for either of them.
Whilst I love Claire/Luke so much and their relationship seeing Luke and Jessica together again and exchanging little comments about their time together has me torn.
So it had everything, a great plot, great action sequences, great main characters, incredible secondary characters, great villains and was generally done amazingly well all round!
When People Say Movie Audiences Are Not Accepting of a Female Action Hero:
$102,515,793 & an Oscar Nomination with a possible sequel in the works.
$118,311,368 (making back its budget).
$136,307,228 with 2 movies/a $30 million budget.
$163,789,606 with 2 more movies coming out.
$196,828,266 with 2 movies.
$222,412,919 with 4 movies/a 5th in development.
$244,523,928 with 5 movies.
$269,361,252 with 4 movies/a 5th in development.
And of course…
$1,169,814,624 with one more coming out.
The Hunger Games was the #3 movie of 2012 after Avengers & Dark Knight Rises.
Catching Fire was the #1 movie of 2013.
Mockingjay - Part 1 was the #2 movie of 2014 after American Sniper.
I’m really surprised that we don’t have more female-driven films, not just action films. Pitch Perfect 2 just made a ton of money and Tomorrowland - starring Britt Robertson in the lead - just won Memorial Day weekend. So can we get more movies like this out there?
Skitter: -Nobody’s Perfect- Weaver: -We Can’t Back Down- Khepri: -We’re All in this Together- Tattletale: Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Bitch: Underdog Raps Regent: Get Back Imp: Candace Theme Song (Who’s That Girl) Leviathan: My Wettest Friend Behemoth: Take On the World Khonsu: Brand New Day Jack Slash: Rotten to the Core Sphere: Let’s Take A Rocketship to Mars Mannequin: Chains on Me Siberian: I Just Want to Be With You Cherish: You Are the Music in Me Gray Boy: Wouldn’t Change a Thing Skidmark: Party in the USA Squealer: Truck-drivin’ Girl Nilbog: Be Our Guest (From “Descendants”) Scion: He’s a Bully Eden: What We Came Here For Alexandria: Best of Both Worlds Doctor Mother: Stick to the Status Quo Armsmaster: Bop to the Top Defiant: Busted Butcher (various artists): Gotta Be Me Canary: -I Can’t Stop Singing - Sing-along!- Labyrinth: -Skyscraper- Night: Watch Me Heartbreaker: Twist Your Frown Upside Down Leet: He’ll Do Anything But Go Away Mouse Protector: She’s So Gone Ingenue: La La Land Bambina: Introducing Me
There’s the ring again, a good view. IMO, there’s just no way that a detective is wearing such an ornate piece of jewelry on his job; it’s too flashy, it’s too obvious, it’s just not part of a detective’s outfit.
I have to imagine that the cursed characters are unhappy in some way, so to me it makes perfect sense that Weaver lost his family ….
Meet Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra, the villain of Marvel’s The Defenders impressive enough to draw the attention of Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). She’s an “utter badass,” showrunner Marco Ramirez says of the character, who is the perfect fit for the Sigourney Weaver, of Alien and Avatar fame. “Sigourney is the kind of person you can buy as the smartest person in the room, who you can also buy as a person holding a flamethrower. Her character is a very powerful force in New York City. She’s everything Sigourney is: sophisticated, intellectual, dangerous.” He pauses. “I’m sorry. I can only say a bunch of adjectives right now.”
A flurry of adjectives sounds about right for Alexandra, and not just because Marvel’s keeping further details about her character under tight wraps, so much so that probing Ramirez for more on Weaver’s character is like trying to stick a needle through Luke Cage’s unbreakable skin. After all, she (or whatever she’s fighting for) has to walk a very difficult, spoiler-ific line when it comes to the team-up series. “We knew it would take something massive to pull these four characters from their individual worlds to work together,” Ramirez says, “but also small enough that it felt like it existed in our world.”