Netflix’s Luke Cage Has Mass Appeal

Colter has a tough job of playing Cage as written. He’s a horny stiff, a brutal pacifist who only releases his pent-up anger when bashing in heads. He’s playing an ex-cop, ex-con from the deep South, but his line readings seem to come from an old Sidney Poitier movie (one where old Sid is always right). Colter certainly looks the part, though.