The First Round Of ‘Luke Cage’ Reviews Are In

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Luke Cage is, by the sounds of early reviews, is about to be the third consecutive hit in a row for Marvel and Netflix after Daredevil and Jessica Jones. The early reviews of the series are compellingly positive, as the show received praise across the board. Heroic Hollywood’s own Andy Behbakht shared his review of Luke Cage, summing the series up with one word: soul. Other media outlets have all had the same sentiments.

Collider had great things to say about the series and Mike Colter’s portrayal as the leading man, calling the show both “smooth and deliberate”. ComicsBeat reflects Collider’s praise, calling the series Marvel’s best television effort to date. 411Mania gave the series an overwhelmingly positive review, calling both the main cast and the supporting characters tremendous. 411Mania also emphasizes the strengths of the show’s conflicts. DenOfGeek gives the series a strong review as well, but is the only site on this list to take some small issues with aspects of the show. Otherwise, Luke Cage has a flawless critical track record so far.

Are you excited for Luke Cage? Make sure to let us know down in the comments.

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Luke Cage premiers on September 30th, only on Netflix.

Source: Collider/ComicsBeat/411Mania/DenOfGeek

Josh Behr

Josh Behr

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  • unpaidpundit

    Today’s television critics are very politically correct, so there is little chance they will give negative reviews to the first show about a black superhero that also has a mostly black cast. I hope that “Luke Cage” is good, but it’s probably not as good as the critics claim.

    • Fenix

      That’s a really dumb way of thinking.

    • Axxell

      Considering Marvel has knocked it out of the park on the other shows, there’s no reason to think this is just political correctness…

    • PunchInTheFace

      Your dumb statement sounds an awful lot like this: “I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn’t deserve.”

      It was stupid when Limbaugh said it in 2003. It’s even stupider when you say it in 2016. Critics have no problem critiquing a black actor or cast, and there are plenty of movies and TV shows with black leads and casts that have received bad reviews.