The fight scenes really weren’t that bad. As I mentioned in my review, they were the best I’ve seen since my first kung fu movie experience and I watch a lot of action/ martial arts/ super hero movies.
The primary purpose was to highlight the brutality of what these people do. At this point in cinema, its not that original but the hyper-real stylistic slo-mo shots and the inclusion of broken bones and flying blood sells the action. If the viewer wasn’t disgusted or didn’t cringe at least once per fight scene they would’ve failed to deliver. But they didn’t. they were cartoonish parodies of fighting that you weren’t supposed to like.
As stylishly realistic as some like “The Dark Knight” is, it ignore the fact that Batman essentially cripples people on a nightly basis. This doesn’t. I agree with most everything, else though.