Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Into The Badlands premiere review



Post apocalyptic martial arts thriller on AMC's growing roster of shows, Into The Badlands made its debut Sunday night. After pumping people up for a week full of fists and fury, there is no way  people were missing this one. The story moves just fast enough to feed us a story, without letting the viewer get too bored with the dialogue.

The story is all fine and well, but have you ever watched a martial arts film for the story? This is one of those cases where the action is pretty awesome for TV, and a story is necessary to get to the battles. By no means is any of what you just read meant to take away from the show. It is kind of mix of Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, and Enter The Dragon.

Some of that may not be your cup of tea, but if you're a fan of martial arts action there was enough in the first episode to make you want to see more. It's not the kind of action from The Raid, but more of the old school Hong Kong style action with a new school twist. Into The Badlands runs on Sunday night on AMC.

Photo: Patti Perret/AMC