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      Badland Hunters

      2024 1h 47m Action Sci-Fi Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Badland Hunters: Trailer 1 List Badland Hunters: Trailer 1 Badland Hunters: Trailer 1 1:23 View more videos
      71% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 57% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Years after Seoul turns into an apocalyptic wasteland, a tough huntsman takes matters into his own hands when a teenager he's close to is abducted by a mad doctor who conducts experiments on humans. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      Badland Hunters entertains with all-out action, even if the story's far less impressive than the fight scenes.

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      Peter Rainer FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) If you like Concrete Utopia, this really extends the madness of that film. Feb 1, 2024 Full Review William Schwartz HanCinema "Badland Hunters" isn't exactly a bad movie, there's just not very much about it you can treat very seriously. May 4, 2024 Full Review Cris Kennedy Inner East Review Writers Kim Bo-tong and Kwak Jae-min don't waste too much time on character development beyond the cursory, or the violent, but I'm not sure we're really looking for any. Feb 14, 2024 Full Review Sayantan Gayen CBR Badland Hunters may not be a cinephile's typical cup of tea, nor does it have the ambitious bite, grounded drama, and social commentary of Concrete Utopia. But this does not mean Don Lee's latest feature is anything less of a knockout. Feb 9, 2024 Full Review JK Sooja Common Sense Media Paced well and to the point, there's not much dillydallying in Badland Hunters, but there is a ton of violence, blood, gore, and killing. Feb 6, 2024 Full Review Paul Mount Starburst Badland Hunters is insane, no-holds-barred stuff; refreshingly unsubtle, but it’s another slice of high-impact, ass-kicking South Korean fantasy. Rated: 4/5 Feb 5, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Patrick S Lots of good fight action. The plot is pretty twisted. I liked it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/24 Full Review Luke B Crazy, over the top gore fest. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/18/24 Full Review Dasol K Action star Don Lee lives up to his reputation -- he shows another level of rough, strong action regardless of where he finds himself – a ruined stadium, a landfill, a dungeon, an apartment and more. Just like in his previous crime action flicks, Lee's very iconic action punch is upgraded, this time with a machete, ruthlessly cutting off the arms of soldiers flooding toward him. In contrast to the awesome action, the plot of "Badland Hunters" veers toward plain and dull. The lack of explanation as to why Nam-san, Ji-wan and Soo-na have a familial bond makes it difficult for the audience to immerse themselves into the story as the three risk their lives for one another. That also leaves a question mark on what led to the crazy Dr. Yang's obsession and love toward his daughter -- and why he became a villain. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/11/24 Full Review pegasus363 z A Fresh Take on the Post-Apocalyptic Genre I've always had a soft spot for post-apocalyptic films, and Netflix's 2024 release, "Hunters in Barren Lands," did not disappoint. Venturing into it with little expectation, I was captivated by the premise of an earthquake devastating Korea and the ensuing fate of its survivors. Unexpectedly, the plot thickens around a doctor and his mysterious vaccine for immortality, capable of resurrecting the dead. This film cleverly combines post-apocalyptic and zombie elements, not in the form of a widespread zombie invasion, but as a localized outbreak with a clear beginning and end. It delivers exactly what audiences crave: an exploration of human immorality amid an existential crisis, the scarcity alongside community solidarity, and a generous dose of action. While some plot twists were predictable, others brought a refreshing originality. The protagonist, labeled a "half-gorilla" due to his superhuman strength, clarifies any mutation theories—he's simply an exceptionally strong human. The gang confrontations, reminiscent of video games like "Borderlands" or "Lisa," or even a Korean "Mad Max," reveal the extremes of society: from outright villains to sheep when exposed. For those in search of a post-apocalyptic film to enjoy in a morning/afternoon/night, this movie hits the mark. Although it ignites the desire for more exploration of such desolate worlds, the story is decidedly finite, offering just a glimpse into this universe, with a sorrowful start and a potentially happy ending. It leaves one curious about the characters' futures but wraps up their story conclusively, making it a brief tale of the moment. While a sequel or spin-off to "Hunters in Barren Lands" seems unlikely, the concept remains enticing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review Rgas D I loved the execution for the continued storyline, the thrill, the action, and the turn of events that made it so vulnerable for everyone just to stay alive. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Sam W A mixed post-apocalyptic film with a setting inspired by Mad Max and a plot inspired by Resident Evil. The story isn't particularly good and drags a bit in the first half, but it picks up in the second half with plenty of fast, bloody and brutal action. The setting looks good, the characters and their backstories are ok and the light humour fits in well, but it's uneven with some plot points barely explored. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Years after Seoul turns into an apocalyptic wasteland, a tough huntsman takes matters into his own hands when a teenager he's close to is abducted by a mad doctor who conducts experiments on humans.
      Heo Myeong Haeng
      Kim Bo Tong, Kwak Jae-Min
      Production Co
      Big Punch Pictures, Nova Films, Climax Studio
      Action, Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 26, 2024
      1h 47m
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