INTO THE BADLANDS REVIEWED
“Into the Badlands” requires so much of initial viewers to secure its world building. The show is in a future where society has collapsed, now centuries have passed. Everything has gone feudal and it’s ran by Barons with specialized assassins. The assassins get students and the most prominent student is the focus of the series. If there were anymore rules, it would be fan-fiction written by a 14 year old. So, why am I so into the series?
The show works because it embraces its insanity by trying to achieve something beyond the Young Adult and super heroics of modern popcorn entertainment. The show plays like early American attempts to popularize Kung-fu on early syndication TV. The kicker is that, there’s so much just beneath the surface. The less fantastical “Revolution” failed to build on this concept, but I feel with time that “Into the Badlands” could better it.
What is it about Dystopian futures that make things like this matter? We go to the cinema to watch Immortan Joe terrorize young women. Viewers then bust out their Blade Runner Blus and await the upcoming sequel. What about terrible futures makes for such great entertainment? I guess we’ll have to wait for Season 2.
- Digital Comic
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby TrueHD 5.1