The Defenders on Netflix review: a slow-burner with potential

The Defenders review: Marvel's Netflix heroes unite in uneven romp
The Defenders: 30 Best Easter Eggs In Netflix's Marvel Universe (So Far)

18 August, 2017

The series, which drops all 8 episodes tomorrow, pits New York City's four street-level heroes (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) against Alexandra and her devilish machinations.

With Marvel and Netflix launching the long-awaited team-up of their "street-level Avengers" - The Defenders - this month, we figured it was the ideal time to take a look at where the heroes who form the team (as well as their allies and foes) were when we last saw them.

The spotlight in this action-packed trailer is on the glorious Sigourney Weaver, who plays the villainous Alexandra Reid. And then a spin-off from that one for Luke Cage.

Even Defenders Gotta EatFighting an ancient crime organization that trains lethal ninjas is hard work, and there's nothing like some late-night Chinese food to re-up after a battle. "She would knock any one of us out".

"The Defenders" premieres Friday at midnight on Netflix.

It's been a few years since Marvel and Netflix began experimenting with an expanded universe on their streaming platform. If you have not seen these shows, you should definitely watch them on Netflix before watching The Defenders! .

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We wanted a show that appealed to everybody, so someone new doesn't find themselves with no idea what's going on, while we don't bore the hell out of fans.

The Harry Potter spinoff/prequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (2016) sends British magic scholar Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to 1920s NY and unleashes magical creatures into the human world (PG-13).

The series follows a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. Weaver's casting is ideal for the role, bringing gravitas and menace to a character who is also desperately vulnerable in ways we won't spoil.

Marvel's The Defenders is a Netflix original series.

"I can see you've formed a bond here", she continues about the Defenders team that also features Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter). Now, however, some new photos from the set seemingly reveal how the character will return.

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