‘You look like an idiot,’ said Jessica Jones, as she and Matt Murdock walked down the immaculately white hallway, their very gait daring anyone to get in their way.
Murdock, a devil without a costume; wore a grey cloth around the upper half of his face, responded tersely.
I had little doubt in my mind that the coming together of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist would be awesome, but that small exchange washed them away because while it wasn’t a huge moment in a trailer full of them , those two short sentences told you volumes about Jones and Murdock.
Though they’ll have to sell me on the hallway fight. Don’t get me wrong, the Defenders fighting in a coordinated fashion was pretty cool, though the hallway fight in Season One of Daredevil was quite possibly the best fight scene to take place in a hallway–in movies or television–that I have ever seen.
Which unfortunately has the effect of making other hallway fight scenes pale in comparison.
Another point worth mentioning is that the FX on all the Marvel Netflix series has been relatively subtle (typically there’s lots of wire work, fight choreography, and occasionally, gore effects) though they’re using Nirvana’s Come As You Are in the trailer.
And while considering the nature of the undertaking is quite appropriate, it could not have been cheap.
So, I guess I’m saying that maybe if they had directed some of that cash toward special effects…