By Bryson Clark
With Marvel movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming on the way, we can’t forget to mention their newest addition to Netflix, Iron Fist. The story of Danny Rand, a kid whose family owns a large company worth millions, one day disappeared with his parents. One day, Danny returned but had previously been presumed dead with his family after a plane crash. In reality he was saved by some monks who trained him to become a human weapon known as the Iron Fist.
The show is about the struggle Danny went through to adjust to life back in New York while discovering that the one thing he was trained to destroy is based in his home town. This leads Danny on a journey to New York to destroy the Hand, an evil organization that have the ability to grant people eternal life.
The show has a lot of good plot points that cause one thing to the next but sadly a lot of people can’t get passed the controversy that the show is struggling with.
Iron Fist is under a handful (pun intended) of controversy. There are differing opinions about the ordeal, but for the sake of this being a review, no opinions will be shared during this article. The controversy that many fans disagree with the choice to make Danny Rand a white, North American instead of an Asian man, was made clear. This is known as whitewashing and it’s not the first time that it’s been a problem. For example, the new movie Ghost in a Shell starring Scarlett Johansson, was originally a Japanese anime but when fans heard about the lead actress being white, they weren’t to happy. Iron Fist is now falling under the same treatment, making it hard for some people to enjoy it. Ignoring the controversy, fans think Iron Fist is a great show.
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