Parents' Guide to

Iron Fist

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Solid superhero fights enemies, seeks inner and outer peace.

TV Netflix Action 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 12+

Weird rating for this show

How is this rated 18. Mild everything in it. Any 'gore' happens off screen and you see some blood onscreen. Some people here seem VERY offended by the VERY MILD bad language. I read someone complained about 'godam'? Ah here, give over. Because of these mild scenarios people rated it at least 17+? Maybe you guys decided on this rating. It's an OK show with OK fighting and a good story line.
age 12+

For Mature tweens and teens.

A mature 12 year old that take most of the show not serious could handle it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23 ):
Kids say (46 ):

This is most definitely a different kind of superhero series. Marvel's Iron Fist isn't full of action, colorful characters, laughs, or über-muscled bodies. But there's a depth to the orphaned character Danny Rand/Iron Fist that's engaging on a different level, and it's intriguing to watch how he handles each conflict with a balance of philosophy and fight. The flashback scenes to his childhood (and especially the plane crash) give the viewer insight into his current tortured yet good-at-heart personality. Another doesn't-fit-the-mold character in Iron Fist is Danny's friend and martial arts studio owner Colleen Wing. She's a strong female character who (refreshingly, for a superhero series) doesn't dress in push-up bras or high heels. Rand's nemeses, the evil Meachum father-son duo, have a seriously dysfunctional relationship. Will the disgruntled son eventually turn on the supposedly dead but actually in-hiding dad?

The slower pace and lower flash of this show may turn many superhero fans away, but it may also make some superhero fans out of people who normally don't like the typical pace, glam, and one-liners. Either way, Iron Fist's take on a superhero's journey to discover his place in the world is undeniably different.

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