5 reasons why Luke Cage is such a drag
Introduced in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) gets his own show where he tries to rebuild his life in Harlem.
He meets Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) again and deals with nightclub owner Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali), his cousin and politician Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard), a criminal from Luke’s past named Shades (Theo Rossi), and a pair of detectives (Simone Missick and Frank Whaley), in a narrative interspersed heavily with black empowerment talk and salute to Harlem.
While initially full of promise, it quickly devolves into predictability and long periods of discussions which are quickly made meaningless.
The villain of the shows is so 2 dimensional and any action scenes are stripped of excitement due to Luke Cage being invincible. Constant gun fights with no risk of injury was fun at first but becomes dull over and over again.
It’s very slow paced and there isn’t really any sort of “super-hero villain” to grab one’s attention. This is more of a Sopranos meets Shaft than any semblance of a Marvel universe story.
Please play the track above and listen to the reasons I think Luke Cage is such a bore and a drag to watch.