9. The TERRIBLE Fight Choreography - Iron Fist
It wasn't enough that the first season of Marvel Netflix's Iron Fist was a stamina-sapping bore, but what truly irritated many was the utterly atrocious fight choreography on offer.
After the Daredevil series offered up so much gorgeously shot, fluid action, there was a reasonable expectation that Iron Fist would adopt the same techniques.
But as is apparent from the very beginning of the martial arts superhero show, the fight scenes are clumsily assembled, shot without much cinematic flair or seemingly much enthusiasm from most of the cast, and horribly edited to boot.
The show's stunt coordinator Brett Chan even spoke out about working on the series earlier this year, claiming that his hands were tried by Marvel, the show's directors, and even its actors:
"You know, Johnny and myself spent 21-22 hour days trying to make it work and having directors say, 'Ah, no' or having Marvel say, 'Ah, no.' Everyone is fighting and the actor doesn't want to train. And it is like, 'Guys, throw me a bone. Give me something to work with here.'"
Chan did however have praise for Jessica Henwick, who played Colleen Wing in the series, claiming she trained four hours per day despite having no prior martial arts experience.
Though Finn Jones received his fair share of flak for his unconvincing action chops as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, the actor stated that he was given minimal time to train, even being walked through fights 15 minutes before they were shot:
"I had three weeks of very intense martial arts and weight training preparation. But then unfortunately once the show started, the filming schedule was just so tight - I was working 14 hours every day, six days a week, days into nights, nights into days - and actually my schedule didn't allow me to continue the training as much as I really hoped... But really, I was learning the fight scenes 15 minutes before we actually shot them because the schedule was so tight."
Though the second season was overall a decent improvement, the fight scenes still fell far short of the standard set by Daredevil.