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An earthquake has transformed Seoul into an apocalyptic wasteland. The survivors must deal with not only threats from nature, but also among themselves as the lawless world is governed only by power. Standing among them, Nam San is a wasteland hunter. He works with Choi Ji Wan. (Source: AsianWiki) ~~ Adapted from part 2 of the webtoon “Happy Boy” (유쾌한 왕따) by Kim Soong Nyoong (김숭늉). Edit Translation

  • English
  • Українська
  • Русский
  • Português (Portugal)
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2024
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 3,230 users)
  • Ranked: #4393
  • Popularity: #2638
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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9 people found this review helpful
Jan 27, 2024
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Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0

Will someone please think of the children!

When your introduction to a movie is a mad scientist and then an alligator wandering in the ruins of the city, you know you are in for a wild ride. Badland Hunters won’t be remembered for its riveting plot but when you have Ma Dong Seok swinging his mighty fists and a giant serrated machete it really doesn’t matter.

Three years after an earthquake that leveled Korea, Nam San along with teenagers Choi Ji Wan and Su Na live in an encampment called the Bus District. Due to a devastating drought, water is the most precious commodity. Nam San and Ji Wan are hunters for the people. They trade meat for whatever their neighbors can spare. A well-dressed group comes to the encampment looking for teenagers. The newcomers promise Su Na and her grandmother all the fresh water they can drink, shelter, and food at the only apartment complex to survive the quake. In a dystopian future when armed men come promising “heaven on earth”, best to be suspicious. It doesn’t take long for everyone to realize that heaven is not all it seems to be when a mad scientist is running the place. Nam San was ready bring hell to the complex to rescue Su Na.

It would have been nice to have some background info on our main characters, but in this sort of movie it’s not overly necessary. Though it stumbled about in regards to narrative, the fights were right on point. Nam San had to take the scenic route on the way to the apartment complex so that he, Ji Wan, and newcomer Eun Ho could battle their way through two gangs. While the story didn’t add anything new to the genre except for maybe the whole “I am the Lizard King” angle, the fights were well choreographed. Most of the hand-to-hand combat was in close quarters and bloody. Very bloody. Lots of dismemberments and decapitations. The big draw to a film like this was watching Ma Dong Seok do his stuff. I love this big ahjussi hitter.

The production values were fairly high though some of the destroyed city sets looked familiar from other dramas and movies set in the dry ruins of Korea. Badland Hunters didn’t set itself apart in this genre but it was entertaining. I could have used 25% more ahjussi hitter. I’m just happy Ma Dong Seok is still making this kind of fun action film at the age of 52. If you are looking for a taut script with new thrilling elements in the ruins of the future, you might need to look elsewhere, especially if you’ve seen a number of this type of movie. But if, like me, you enjoy watching the big guy pummel his way through baddies, even ones with long forked tongues, you might want to give this a try.

26 January 2024

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4 people found this review helpful
Jan 28, 2024
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.0


The story is quite simple with no twist and turns. U can predict the story but, if u love full on action then its your cup of tea. Some of the scenes are quite brutal but, i love it wholeheartedly. Visual effects and quality are top notch. BGM is good. Acting wise all done a amazing job. Ma Dong Seok action is no dojbt outstanding. Lee Jun young performance is amazing and his bromance and acfion with Ma Dong seok is perfect. Roh Jeong eul done a good job in her role. The antagonist Lee Hee Joon done a crazy job in the mad scientist role. Ahn ji Hye done a quite a action with Dong seok and jun young which was great. Kudos to all the supporting artist who done a fabulous job in the movie.
I don't know why the ratings are low but i recommend it you are willing to watch a topnotch bloody badass action movie.

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  • Movie: Badland Hunters
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2024
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 3,230 users)
  • Ranked: #4393
  • Popularity: #2638
  • Watchers: 5,414

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