Finn Jones Defends Netflix’s Iron Fist After The Show Received Negative Reviews From Critics

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Netflix’s most recent Marvel Release Iron Fist has not precisely had the best gathering from critics up until this point. Also, when we say not the feedback/critics, we mean it has been basically slated no matter how you look at it, with the initial six episodes as of now holding 32% on Metacritic and 14% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, star Finn Jones, who plays lead Danny Rand, has his own hypothesis with respect to why the show has been destroyed, and it’s all down to Donald Trump, obviously.
“I think the world has changed a lot since we were filming that television show,” he told Radio Times. “I’m playing a white American billionaire superhero, at a time when the white American billionaire archetype is public enemy number one, especially in the US.
“We filmed the show way before Trump’s election, and I think it’s very interesting to see how that perception, now that Trump’s in power, how it makes it very difficult to root for someone coming from white privilege, when that archetype is public enemy number one.”
He added: “Danny is a fish out of water, and you don’t really understand where he’s coming from. But I think there’s also a level of intrigue.
“People need to see the full series – Iron Fist doesn’t end until the last episode of Protectors. He really goes on a journey of self-discovery, and grows into the role. It’s paced out; it’s a long journey.”
Iron Fist was previously in the spotlight for not casting an Asian/ Asian American as the titular character Danny Rand, diversity in entertainment is still a battle that needs to be fought every day.However somehow blaming Trump, and the currently prevailing political situation for the negative reviews is not a good way to go around answering critics. Let’s hope the fans hold a different view when the series releases on 17th March 2017.