Streaming Action Alerts: SHADOWHUNTERS, JESSICA JONES, NEVER BACK DOWN 2, REBOOT: GUARDIAN CODE And More Coming In March


Following my recent piece, Indie Action PRIME, it was pretty well received and so I took an interest in further digging into the comings and goings of what lies ahead for three prominent streaming platforms regarding action titles.

To start, we begin with No Contest approval as Hulu wins the month of March. The one-two punch of 2017 megahit Wolf Warrior 2 and Blade Of The Immortal almost seems like bullying at this point. The lineup is rounded out by a gaggle of James Bond movies, the now complete xXx series, and a Power Rangers reboot that nobody asked for.

Launching in March



March 1
  • A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Antitrust (2001)
  • Billy the Kid (2013)
  • Breakdown (1997)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • F/X (1986)
  • F/X 2 (1991)
  • Fire with Fire (2012)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Goldeneye (1995)
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
  • License to Kill (1989)
  • Moonrakeer (1979)
  • Mr. Majesty (1974)
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • The World is Not Enough (1999)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • xXx (2002)
  • xXx: State of the Union (2005)
March 4
  • Traitor (2008)
March 9
  • Power Rangers (2017)


March 12
  • American Ninja Warrior: Season 9
  • Timeless: Season 2
  • Wolf Warrior 2 (2017)


March 15
  • Blade of the Immortal (2017)
  • The Kill Team (2013)
March 30
  • Shadowhunters:  Season 3
Leaving in March
  • The Conspirator (2010)
  • The Hurt Locker (2008)
  • The Spirit (2008)

As is usually the case with Netflix, March is a collection of old standbys (300, The Art of War, Never Back Down 2), highly anticipated originals (Jessica Jones: Season 2), and surprises out of left field (The Outsider).  The action genre as a whole seems to make up a minor fraction of Neflix's avalanche of content (there are 58 original shows and movies premiering NEXT MONTH!), but action fans should still be satisfied.

Launching in March

March 1
  • 300 (2007)
  • Battle Drone (2017)
  • Hostage (2005)
  • The Descent  (2005)
  • The Descent: Part 2 (2009)

March 3
  • Voltron:  Legendary Defender:  Season 5 
March 7
  • Aftershock (2012)


March 8
  • Marvel's Jessica Jones:  Season 2

March 9
  • The Outsider (2018) NETFLIX ORIGINAL

March 15
  • Power Rangers Ninja Steel:  Season 1

March 28
  • Never Back Down 2:  The Beatdown (2011)
  • The Art of War (2000)

March 30
  • Reboot: The Guardian Code:  Season 1
Leaving in March

March 1
  • First Response (2015)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Jaws 2 (1978)
  • Jaws 3 (1983)
  • Jaws:  The Revenge (1987)
  • The Chase (1994)
  • xXx (2002)
March 6
  • The Finest Hours (2016)
March 13
  • London Has Fallen (2016)
March 24
  • Voltron 84:  Season 1
March 31
  • In Like Flint (1967)
...And the spirit award for March goes to (drum roll)...  Amazon Prime!  Most of its action releases mirror those of Hulu, minus its two heavy hitters (Wolf Warrior 2 and Blade of the Immortal).  Instead, we get Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets; Luc Besson's visually stunning but ultimately disappointing follow up to The Fifth Element.

Launching in March


March 1
  • A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Billy the Kid (2013)
  • Breakdown (1997)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • F/X (1986)
  • F/X 2 (1991)
  • Fire with Fire (2012)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Goldeneye (1995)
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
  • License to Kill (1989)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • Mr. Majestyk (1974)
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
  • The World is Not Enough (1999)
  • xXx (2002)
  • xXx:  State of the Union (2005)
  • Zathura:  A Space Adventure (2005)


March 8
  • Power Rangers (2017)
March 31
  • Bitter Harvest (2017)

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