Into the Badlands

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Fictional future has no guns but runs on sex and violence.

AMC Drama 2015

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Impressive Martial Arts choreography has lackluster plot. Too brutal for youngsters.

The plot devices are just backdrops and excuses to create incredibly well done, although sometimes silly, action fight sequences. It starts off OK, but as the series progresses, the main plot point known as "The Gift" is never fleshed out, explained or defined in any way whatsoever. After awhile it becomes so overused that it becomes inconsistant and almost boring. To drag out a one note plot point to no end like this made it tedious to watch later on, even before the last season at times. With this kind of MA talent, it seems it could have been put to way better use with a compelling script that had more to offer. My wife and I hope they don't make more after the second half of season 3, doubt we would watch it unless out of sheer boredom. This is not for pre teens as it is gratuitously violent with alot of blood, gory sounds and body parts, not to mention torture, allusions to rape and other sexual content.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 16+

Season 1 was a 13+, really, but Season 2 is incredibly brutal

The only issue with this tv show is its violence. Season 1: Fight scenes are bloody but very fast and styalized with blood splattering on the enviroment. Fight scenes only show gore once where a man's arm is sliced off. 13+ Season 2: Fight scenes get incredibly brutal with buckets of blood and gore flying, splattering and pouring out of wounds. Every episode has at least one moment where the violence spikes up to an even higher level than ,,usual'' like a deer's horn being stabbed into someone's eye or people being decapitated, heads being crushed or a man being thrown into a giant, spinning ventilator. ONLY SHOW TO MATURE 16 YEAR-OLDS!!!

This title has:

Too much violence

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