Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix


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Pretty hyped for this one always liked Luke Cage, and he was one of the best parts of Jessica Jones.

Plus it means we're one step closer to Iron Fist!


Freehold DM wrote:
Loved the guy attempting to punch Luke cage's jaw and just shattering every bone in his hand.

That was pretty awesome.

Sun, this is true.

I also keep wondering what Iron Fist will do for a Hallway fight. I mean we had Jessica's. Now we sort of have Luke's. What's next for Iron Fist?!

Scarab Sages

The new trailer looks pretty great. I will watch this.


Nice nod to the Tiara there...


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MMC,

Yeah that was a nice nod along with the gauntlets. I think this version of Luke Cage will be more like what we see now than say back in the 1970s.


Needs more yellow shirt.

While I always LOVED classic Power Man complete with collar and tiara... I can accept him changing a BIT with the times... But Jeans and Yellow T-Shirt has always been a decent compromise.

Personally, I do think he was the best thing in JJ too. Outside of Tennant, he was pretty awesome. I personally love just how... BORED Cage looks in these fights and the JJ show.

There's no desperate adrenaline survival instinct going on. Guy comes at him, Thump him on the head... some shoots, walk over to him and punch him. Someone swings at you, take it like a champ and then throw him through a wall... Very basic... very simple... He's not in danger and he knows it.

Very fun to watch.


Phantom,

Unbreakable skin has it's perks.

I dunno if needs to back to his "street clothes" look but I'm all for him going hoodie type for the simple fact it makes him more...relatable to the current goings on for today's Black man.

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In Jessica Jones they established that only his actual skin was unbreakable as they used his eye as a route to drain fluid from a brain injury. That would immediately tell me, if I was Luke Cage, that I need to protect the opening to my body. Mask that covers my mouth with bulletproof eye lenses or something would be necessary to me. I wouldn't be looking at tiaras and bracelets but I would be looking at not allowing my weakness to be found.


Fake,

I'm pretty sure people don't aim for the eye or nose. Too small a target.


Plus the best way to have someone START to target those bits is by calling attention to the fact that they're vulnerable.

Remember every time you play a game where the enemy has a suspiciously more heavily armored part of its body. You usually end up busting that and then hitting their weak spot for massive damage.


Sun,

Uhm...okay.

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Fake Healer wrote:
In Jessica Jones they established that only his actual skin was unbreakable as they used his eye as a route to drain fluid from a brain injury. That would immediately tell me, if I was Luke Cage, that I need to protect the opening to my body. Mask that covers my mouth with bulletproof eye lenses or something would be necessary to me.

Or, you know, he could... blink.

Liberty's Edge

*cough*Achilles*cough*


Krensky wrote:
*cough*Achilles*cough*

I'm pretty sure his heels are covered Krensky.

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It's good to Be the King

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The lead villain on this needs, NEEDS, to be Mr. Fish! Cuz NO ONE LAUGHS AT MR. FISH!

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So if White Tiger, would we be getting Tigra, or anyone else associated?


J-Bone,

I don't think Cottonmouth would like that...

Nenkota,

I thought we were just getting Misty Knight, not White Tiger...

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Gettin' close


It starts streaming tonight (technically tomorrow) at 12:01 AM. I am so hyped... and I probably won't be able to watch it before Monday at the earliest. ARGH!


Yeah I probably won't get to watch it until Saturday if that.


J-Bone wrote:

The lead villain on this needs, NEEDS, to be Mr. Fish! Cuz NO ONE LAUGHS AT MR. FISH!

Cage is pretty badass, but I don't think he's quite ready to take on Tier Fishy yet.


NenkotaMoon wrote:
So if White Tiger, would we be getting Tigra, or anyone else associated?

I didn't catch a Tigra reference, but White Tiger (Angela del Toro) was namechecked in the Jessica Jones episode when Luke hired Jess to find somebody for him. Since we've already seen Misty in the trailers I think we're more likely to get other Heroes for Hire like Colleen Wing or Paladin (or White Tiger) before we see former Avengers like Tigra.

I'd love to see Shang-Chi, but it would kind of be stepping on Danny's toes to introduce the Master of Kung Fu right now.


Karl,

I'm positive we'll see Shang-Chi in Iron Fist.

White Tiger/Angela might show up but not sure.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
It starts streaming tonight (technically tomorrow) at 12:01 AM. I am so hyped... and I probably won't be able to watch it before Monday at the earliest. ARGH!

You think that's bad? I have to wait until mid-November, unless the person I've been watching these shows with changes their mind about being interested.


Why mid-November, Sun?

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Four episodes in right now. Reaally liking this. I think I prefer this over Daredevil. Luke is compelling and fun, there are good twists in story and I respect that the show makes me care what happens to even most minor characters. Really managed to make the whole city come alive. Cottonmouth is fun villain but he still feels bit weak next to Kingpin and Kilgrave.


Thomas Seitz wrote:
Why mid-November, Sun?

They're in another state for a bit (though might be coming back to visit in a few weeks), and don't like Skype-watching (I don't either). So, I wait.


I can never remember, is the proper term:

Luke Cage and Iron Fist or
Power man and Iron fist?


Black Dougal wrote:

I can never remember, is the proper term:

Luke Cage and Iron Fist or
Power man and Iron fist?

The old series was Power Man and Iron Fist.

Cage hasn't used the "Power Man" name in a long time though. And I assume the TV version never has.


Jeff is correct. Cage hasn't used Power Man since...I think 1990s maybe? He's mostly just been "Luke Cage". Power man name has been passed on to another person.

So when they team up it's still Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

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Has used it in ultimate spiderman cartoon.

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Rosgakori wrote:
Four episodes in right now. Reaally liking this. I think I prefer this over Daredevil. Luke is compelling and fun, there are good twists in story and I respect that the show makes me care what happens to even most minor characters. Really managed to make the whole city come alive. Cottonmouth is fun villain but he still feels bit weak next to Kingpin and Kilgrave.

One and half episode in. I don't like it as much as Daredevil or JJ, but it's got that same gritty feel. I like Cottonmouth's organ playing though! reminds me of the beats from Zero 7 (especially the song 'Home')


Cotton mouth? Really?

...Okay....

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Freehold DM wrote:

Cotton mouth? Really?

...Okay....

As in the snake. Cottonmouth or water moccasin aka viper. And he hates being called that. References in the show

Spoiler:
how his mouth looked after someone kicked his teeth in. And then theres Diamondback as in rattlesnake. S#$!load of snakes there.

And now I finished the series.

Spoiler:
I think I like this better than Daredevil season 2, maybe even more than season 1. Kinda tied with Jessica, but these shows are so different in specific tone and aesthetic that it makes difficult to compare them. Michael Coltier is great as Luke but Misty Knight was the one who stole the show for me. Glad to hear that she returns in Iron Fist. Villains were...interesting. All the actors were amazing and the sheer amount of power Alfre Woodard brought to her performance in parts was amazing. And I have nothing but love for Erik LaRay Harvey since he first scared the crap out of me in Boardwalk Empire, but I'm not a fan of the whole "Daddy loved you more than me" motive for Diamondback that is understandable and very primal as motives go. It's just kinda boring. And seems to be a pattern for netflix villains: their daddies did not like them very much. Still, the ending rumble was fun to see and I really like moments in superhero tv-shows/movies were people are actually cheering for the hero. It's actually kinda rare at times.


thejeff wrote:
Black Dougal wrote:

I can never remember, is the proper term:

Luke Cage and Iron Fist or
Power man and Iron fist?

The old series was Power Man and Iron Fist.

Cage hasn't used the "Power Man" name in a long time though. And I assume the TV version never has.

Not true....

I like the show it has been really good so far. Alot of good music also. Later there is a very surprising twist that completely surprised me. Should finish it up today.


Rosgakori wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

Cotton mouth? Really?

...Okay....

As in the snake. Cottonmouth or water moccasin aka viper. And he hates being called that. References in the show ** spoiler omitted **

And now I finished the series.

** spoiler omitted **

I know the character. I just didn't know they were going to introduce serpent society in this. Not a cage foe, not really. But cage doesn't really have much of a rogue's gallery.


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Freehold DM wrote:
I just didn't know they were going to introduce serpent society in this.

because there are two Marvel villains that are called Cottonmouth.

Cornell, the Luke Cage villain debutet 1974 in Power Man #18
Burchell Clemens, the member of the Serpent Society, debutet in the 80s (1985, I think) in Captain America #310
Two. different. characters.
And they are using Cornell in the show, not Clemens


Hythlodeus wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
I just didn't know they were going to introduce serpent society in this.

because there are two Marvel villains that are called Cottonmouth.

Cornell, the Luke Cage villain debutet 1974 in Power Man #18
Burchell Clemens, the member of the Serpent Society, debutet in the 80s (1985, I think) in Captain America #310
Two. different. characters.
And they are using Cornell in the show, not Clemens

woooooooooooow.

I stand corrected. That's some research!


Freehold DM wrote:
Hythlodeus wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
I just didn't know they were going to introduce serpent society in this.

because there are two Marvel villains that are called Cottonmouth.

Cornell, the Luke Cage villain debutet 1974 in Power Man #18
Burchell Clemens, the member of the Serpent Society, debutet in the 80s (1985, I think) in Captain America #310
Two. different. characters.
And they are using Cornell in the show, not Clemens

woooooooooooow.

I stand corrected. That's some research!

I just read a LOT of comics in my life


He does! Plus really only Diamondback is the true Serpent Society guy.

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Five episodes in and am really enjoying it. Very solid acting, good storyline, and the soundtrack is excellent.


Thomas Seitz wrote:

He does! Plus really only Diamondback is the true Serpent Society guy.

There are even more characters named Diamondback. This is also a Diamondback that has nothing to do with the Serpent Society


Gotta say, I'm on the sixth episode, and this show is a weird mix of the Wire, Law and Order and any number of Blaxploitation films. And yet it still works for the most part, which is an amazing feat.

The soundtrack is awesome as well to be sure, but sometimes it reminds of a Scooby Doo episode from the 70s. Not that's necessarily a bad thing.


I liked it. Would probably rank it above DD season 2 but below JJ and DD season 1.

Spoilery comments:

Spoilery comments::

Positives:
The pacing of this series has improved over the past Netflix shows. I think they are finally starting to find their groove for how to produce a binge-able show.

Luke Cage is always likable and comes off as a stand off guy, more so than Jessica Jones the sarcastic cynic, or DD who sometimes comes off as an a!+@@!+.

The villains continue to be pretty well-developed, although in contrast to past seasons it took a bit to really get into their heads. Diamondback is a delightful foe who comes off as dangerous but also bat$@%@ crazy.

The incorporation of minor (and a few not so minor) characters from the two prior series was a nice touch. And they did a good job referencing the previous series + the comics all this is based on.

Negatives:
This, more than any past series...really felt open-ended without much of any resolution. JJ and DD both ultimately won and ended the threat of there season 1 big bads, at least for the time being. Cage puts the big bad away, but it feels more like Harlem returned to the criminal status quo pre Luke Cage going vigilante, rather than making the place a better one. DD season 2 had a bit of this too, but that was the second season, where I feel its a bit more understandable (plus I assume a lot of stuff in season 2 is set up for the Defenders).

I kind of never got a sense of what Mariah's character was about, at least compared to Cottonmouth or Diamondback. I couldn't tell what exactly her motivations were or how earnest her defense of Harlem was.

I like Luke Cage's actor but felt the delivery of some of his speeches just didn't go well..a bit too hammy at times.

The latter two points are pretty minor overall, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend people watching it.


Loving everything I am seeing so far. I think I'm on episode 7 or so.

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I'm finding this one a bit boring... episode 5 so far...


Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
I'm finding this one a bit boring... episode 5 so far...

I can see why. The threat in this show doesn't seem as high or menacing as Daredevil or Jessica Jones, but give a couple a few more episodes.

It gets more stronger... and weirder as it goes along and embraces more of its Blaxploitation and comic book elements.


Delightful wrote:
Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
I'm finding this one a bit boring... episode 5 so far...

I can see why. The threat in this show doesn't seem as high or menacing as Daredevil or Jessica Jones, but give a couple a few more episodes.

It gets more stronger... and weirder as it goes along and embraces more of its Blaxploitation and comic book elements.

I'm liking that the blacksploitation is there, but not focused on overmuch or at black dynamite levels of cheese.


Freehold DM wrote:
Delightful wrote:
Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
I'm finding this one a bit boring... episode 5 so far...

I can see why. The threat in this show doesn't seem as high or menacing as Daredevil or Jessica Jones, but give a couple a few more episodes.

It gets more stronger... and weirder as it goes along and embraces more of its Blaxploitation and comic book elements.

I'm liking that the blacksploitation is there, but not focused on overmuch or at black dynamite levels of cheese.

Yeah, it captures the voice, music and character tropes of that genre without forgetting that this is supposed to be a show that takes place in 2016.

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