LUKE CAGE (2016)


Creator: Cheo Hodari Coker

Cast: Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi

Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix there was a character names Luke Cage. Well you also knew that it was going to be  series. You should anyway our  superhero brooding and tender, shackled by the memory of his dead wife and enraged when he discovered the truth of her fate. Just because he had unbreakable skin didn’t mean that his heart couldn’t split in two. The series uses film noir ambience and rhythms to set itself apart from the usual action-oriented superhero adaptations which I like a good move there it put me right in the mood. The series takes place in Harlem it’s the steady drumbeat of visual and spoken references to Harlem’s history and culture. So you are going to love it or hate it depending on your taste.

Of course there is a corrupt politician’s self-serving development plan is called the New Harlem Renaissance. it is a comic-book adaptation about a reluctant hero taking on gangsters and crooked politicians. And our hero here is black and had impenetrable skin even bullet can’t hurt him.There’s plenty to like about Luke Cage, including the gorgeous Harlem locations  and lively performances by musicians like Raphael Saadiq, Charles Bradley and Jidenna. Coker’s surrounded Colter with a stellar supporting cast, Ali and Woodard give extra dimension to their complex antagonists, and Simone Missick is a welcome discovery as Misty Knight, a detective who acts as both Luke’s love interest and foil. Frank Whaley who I love plays the partner of Knight and as always he shines here. I do hope there will be an other season because I am addicted to this series already.




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