Matthew Murdock (Charlie Cox), the titular hero of Netflix Reckless, it is consumed by rage. And why would not it be him? His vigilante ways have ended his friendships and romantic entanglements, destroyed his noble dreams of a career as a lawyer and almost killed him more times than the double Cox would like to remember. The real character should be dead after a building fell on him in The defenders. But because Marvel never rejects the opportunity to collect a check, a scene after the credits revealed that, in fact, it is alive, although it is far from being right when we reach it. At the beginning of the new third season, we discovered that the worst that has happened to us may be the only thing that keeps us going.
We have reached a stage in the invasion of Marvel to Netflix in which we can safely say that most of the series are … problematic. Reckless He enjoyed a surprisingly good rookie career, and although the fans have been given some really great individual moments in Jessica Jones, Luke Cage Y The Punisher (I'm going to leave out Iron fist), none of the subsequent efforts has managed to unite completely. At best, Marvel's Netflix offerings have been great in their reach, but still be.
But RecklessThe third round avoids half-hearted attempts to connect to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), or provide a backdoor pilot for a new split (hello, Frank Castle) or develop a ridiculous mystical foe. Instead, it focuses on kicking asses and taking names. With Reckless sharpened to the point that it can rival Elektra's sai, things are going pretty well.
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The first six episodes of Season 3 find Matt a broken man, both physically and emotionally. Due to its extensive The defendersRelated injuries, your special abilities are in the fritz. Without his foolhardy alter ego, he is a lost soul. But that old family fury is a powerful motivator. What almost kills him also returns him to the land of the living. There is something nuanced and powerful about the idea that our more self-destructive behavior also serves as our salvation.
Matt has struggled against the consequences of his Daring throughout the show's career and, at times, it has been exhausting. But seeing him do it in such a deep state of reflection, questioning his life and God while facing his violent nature, sounds more genuine. A boy who dresses at night with a disguise to beat the criminals. should have a couple of loose screws, and this season does not shy away from painting our hero as the somewhat crazy and self-centered imbecile he is. He is vulnerable both in the body and in the body, which also helps raise the stake of the action, of which there is a lot. The follow-up action sequence of season 3 is mostly up to its predecessors.
Matt's counterweight this season is once again Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio), arguably the best villain ever produced by the MCU. D'Onofrio elevates every scene in which he finds himself: there is something dangerously attractive in his character. His harsh voice bark is powerful without becoming aggressive, his stature is imposing and corresponds to a comic book character called Kingpin. Their conspiracy and Machiavellian maneuvers are a pleasure to see them develop; everyone loves a brain that is always the smartest person in the room. Just as Matt is driven by his most obvious flaw and his greatest strength, so is Fisk. His sense of superiority surpasses even the most presumptuous university professors. Nor is he alone this year: many of the first six episodes are dedicated to his gentle recruitment of characters that comic book fans will recognize (someone who is a worthy physical member of Daredevil). Together, these adversaries represent a clear and present danger: there is no strange construction of the world or a ridiculous overcoming. We see what they want to do and we witness how our hero tries to stop them. The action flies towards you as one of Daredevil's most powerful comrades.
This last installment of the series is not perfect. Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) is still a black hole exhibition, holding each and every one of the scenes to work as a substitute for the audience. No fault of Woll, her character is once again only to scream in fear or explain something that viewers need to know: Siri has a function higher than her. Meanwhile, Foggy (Elden Henson) has a subplot that does not seem to go anywhere. Maybe you just need more time to play, but the best parcels B and C revolve around the end of the game, while these too often feel stationary. In his third showrunner in so many seasons, Reckless He also often seems to be reinventing himself on the fly. With that come occasional growing pains and a tendency to resort to the formula.
However, unlike Season 2, which alternated between Frank Castle and Elektra, so you often thought you were watching different programs, everything is heading in the right direction. There is a linear flow for everything that is focused and efficient. That does not mean the program could not lose strength like so many other promising but still flawed Marvel series on Netflix. But so far, all right.
Grade: B +