Warning: Spoilers below.
Since the dawn of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there have been a great number of films in the action genre released with actual substance and character development. This year’s Logan marked the pinnacle of that perfect blend of action and acting. Of course, there have also been a few miscues on the part of MCU, mainly X-Men 3: The Last Stand and, on television, Luke Cage, which are still enjoyable, but markedly less well-made. Marvel’s most recent release, Iron Fist, manages to hit that rare middle target of a Marvel production: great character development with more than OK acting (especially from Jessica Henwick) and writing, but a near-complete failure to deliver the action, in both choreography and editing, to which the MCU fan-base has become so accustomed.