Just like that, all six episodes of AMC’s Into the Badlands have (already?!) wrapped up—and with it go some of the most mesmerizing, elegant on-screen battles ever produced on an American TV program. I’m going to fill the hiatus WITH prayers to the cable TV deities urging AMC to officially greenlight a second season. …
The first season of AMC’s Into the Badlands is already almost over—the (hopefully very bloody) season finale is Sunday. We talked to star Daniel Wu and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar about what we can expect.
So... that fight scene. THAT FIGHT SCENE. What a shame that there’s only one episode left. Badlands took several episodes to really get going, and now that it’s finally crazy good, the season is almost over. Which leads me to a humble plea: AMC, please bring this show back for a second season. Spoilers ahead.
Sixteen-year-old Aramis Knight plays the young warrior with hidden Hulk-like super strength on AMC’s Into the Badlands. He talked to us about being a total badass.
In between shifting alliances, and friendships that endure in the face of actual death—a.k.a. M.K.’s face—Into the Badlands finally drums up some emotional intensity that matches its milestone-setting, on-screen martial arts in the best episode of the season so far.
Last week on Into the Badlands, M.K. put his foot down with Sunny: He wants Sunny to teach him to fight. (Fight better, that is. The kid’s already pretty lethal.) Sunny agrees, but based on this minute-long exclusive preview of Sunday’s episode, he might regret taking on a new deadly pupil...
The story is pretty all over the place, but AMC’s martial arts drama Into the Badlands’ fight scenes are unlike any combat action that’s appeared on American television in years. Maybe ever.
I’m really digging AMC’s Into the Badlands for its hypnotizing, gorgeous skirmishes. But these acrobatic, limb-chopping warriors need to be showing a bit more personality—otherwise, we’re never going to care if the good guys get sliced to ribbons or not.
I tuned into last night’s series premiere of Into the Badlands expecting balletic swordsplay that echoed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and gruesome cuts that recalled Kill Bill. I was not disappointed.
Kicks. Punches. Swords. A whole lotta blood. A who’s who crew of martial artists and choreographers, and, at last, an Asian lead for a modern TV drama. It’s Into the Badlands, and hopefully it kickstarts a new chapter in genre television.
The teaser for Into the Badlands is here! Unfortunately, it doesn't offer much more intel than what we already knew, except for a confirmation of the title, that swordplay will definitely have a major role, and a suggestion that the action will kick off in the antebellum American South.
"Demons suffer in hell ... gods rule in heaven ... and men stride the earth" in Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal, a new fantasy film from China. We have no idea what's going on here, story-wise, but there is so much eye candy in this trailer: Epic wire stunts! Fiery arrows! Shape shifting! CG beasts! Costumes to die for!
NBC, still struggling to find hits beyond The Blacklist and... well, pretty much they just have The Blacklist at this point, but their desperation is inspiring creativity! For instance, the network has ordered a pilot for a martial art fantasy drama titled Warrior. Can kung fu TV really be making a comeback?
NorCal-born Hong Kong megastar Daniel Wu is set to star in and executive produce AMC's upcoming six-part martial arts drama, tentatively titled Badlands. This could be the first martial arts-centric TV show in the U.S. since Sammo Hung's late lamented show Martial Law, back in 2000.
Okay, maybe that subtitle isn't real, and maybe the first Man with the Iron Fists wasn't the cinematic masterpiece we were hoping for. But it seems wrong somehow to ignore any martial arts film produced by a member of the Wu-Tang Clan (besides, this time someone else is directing it).
When you think about classic Chinese martial arts films (because I know you do all the time), usually, heavy hitting actors like Bruce Lee, Gordon Liu, Jackie Chan, even Lau Kar-leung immediately come to mind. But what about women martial artists? Turns out, there are a lot of them. And they are the epitome of badass.
One inch. That's as far away from you Bruce Lee's hand needed to be to deliver a devastating punch that could knock you across the room. Lee accomplished this amazing blow not just with physical mastery, but mental mastery as well.
A team of weaponry gurus and researchers (including a LOTR and Hobbit armor specialist) has designed what can only be described as Batman's perfect Batsuit. Behold the majesty.
The YouTube title for this clip from the 1988 martial arts-comedy Tiger on Beat is "Awesome chainsaw fight," which I feel is slightly redundant. I mean, if it's a chainsaw fight, I think you're pretty safe in assuming it's going to be awesome. Obviously, there could technically be boring chainsaw fights — the…
It's Enter the Dragon…with an actual stuffed dragon. Filmmaker Patrick Bolvin outfits this little tyke in Bruce Lee footie pajamas and sends him after a stop-motion stuffed dragon. When children's toys come to life, it takes a special effects-driven, martial artist child to defeat them. [via The Awesomer]