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The Third World War happened and ended with the collapse of the world’s economic system. Humans live without any rules. Rich people are gods. Poor people become slaves and toys of upper class people. Three girls, Run, Fear and Irene join the game as toys of the rich for different reasons, and the loser must die. (Source: BIFAN) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • Español
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2021
  • Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Score: 6.3 (scored by 44 users)
  • Ranked: #88638
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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2 people found this review helpful
Mar 3, 2022
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Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
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Great premise that failed to deliver

The kinds of stories that piss me off the most are the ones that had the potential for me to love the most. Great premise, not one but three female leads and great cast especially the veterans, Willy and David. Fun fact: Did you know they’ve both played BL characters before? Figure the GL/BL crowd will flock to here eventually, and y’all might be interested lol. Unfortunately, the execution fell flat. I’m not sure if it’s the directors, writers or the combination of the two just not being able to play on the level as Squid Game and Hunger Games which this story has elements of both.

I am giving this a 7, because it did interest me enough to finish it.

Strengths

Cast. As mentioned, they have an all-star cast who all did a really great job.

The Main Villain. There is one big baddie who is a mystery to the end. The reveal didn’t really surprise me. It made sense that it is this person, and I think most viewers would approve of it being them. Like the person didn’t totally come out of left field and not make sense for it to be that person.

Ending. The ending was satisfying to me. Some viewers may not like it. But given the story, I think it was the most appropriate ending for it to have.

Weaknesses

Camera work. My god it's terrible during the action scenes. Y'all complaining about the camera work in some of the KPop shows. Well, y'all haven't seen this level of bad. I couldn't see who was stabbing who.

Flow and editing. Before the games started, the flow of the story was all over the place for me. It felt like someone took clips from the actual story and slapped them together. I feel like a lot of things were missing in between scenes. We kinda know the girls are fighting to end corruption through 2-3m dialogues. There’s a scene of them fighting a lot of bad guys and it somehow ending. I mean how did they get there. Why are they there? When does the fight even end? It just goes on to the next scene.

Characters – Gonna go by the order they’re listed in the cast.

Fear. This girl is so dumb. You know how some male characters are portrayed to only think with their D. Well, this girl only thinks with her V. I’ll give her one thing though. Never in my life have I seen a female character only think with her V. Homegirl gets f*cked once by Irene and is totally whipped. Irene ignores her afterwards, but she remains smitten. Bear in mind that she’s only ever met Irene ONCE before while she sneers at the actual person who has genuine feelings for her and saved her life. I don’t want to ruin the story for those who haven’t seen this yet, but there is more dumb to her than I’ve already talked about.

Irene. Actually, she is the best character out of the three but unfortunately, they cheapened her like that other GL lead by making her have sex with anyone who wants to f*ck her regardless of gender. They don’t do this with their male leads (OldBoy) but why must every Asian male creator who has a female lead in this type of storyline gotta cheapen them by making them have sex with everyone? It’s like they will choose a female lead only for that purpose. Other than that, she’s the most complex character out of the three with a brain, and I actually like her. Smart and complex characters, whether they’re the heroes or villains, are my weakness.

Run. This girl is also dumb but not on the same level of dumb as Fear. I tend to like badass characters like Irene (sans the sex with everyone thing), but I think most GL viewers will like Run because she’s also “nice” and “sweet”. But for me, this girl risked her BEST FRIEND’S life to save the girl who she only met TWICE and didn’t care if she died. Had Fear’s friend not helped her, her friend would have been strangled to death by some kinda metal torture device and eventually decapitated. Later on, it kinda made sense why she did it but also not make sense. Because not hesitating to risk your BEST FRIEND being DECAPITATED over your guilt for some dumb girl just doesn’t sit well with me.

So there you go. 2 out of the 3 girls are dumb as a rock. But damn, their backstories were so good, and I wish they would have made the 2 girls more likeable and rational.

I think this would have been better as a Netflix series. Unless you have an exceptional director and writers on the project, it's hard to condense these kinds of storylines into 2 hours.

The premise and cast were both really good, but the execution just failed to deliver.


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Aug 11, 2022
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Overall 1.0
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Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 1.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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One of the most awful dystopian movies I have ever watched (and I am a huge fan of dystopian genre)

Do you remember those dumb kids in your school that were outcasts and wanted to fit in so badly that they overtried to do ''cool'' things to impress, but because they had no actual concept of what cool is, they ended up embarrassing themselves and becoming cringe instead?

Well, this is what this fourth rate movie in a nutshell. The concept of death/survival games can easily be impressive and captivating, but because whoever directed this wanted to be cool, it ended up falling flat and insanely over the top. There is an attractive Asian female lead (Irene) who has sex with random people of both genders without being a prostitute, without an agenda and without having feelings for any of them. The whole purpose of those sex scenes is to distract from plot holes so big that would make the movie unwatchable otherwise. The characters are not convincing, their motives make no sense, the ''rich'' that supposedly organize the games are not to be found anywhere.

You would expect since this is a death game for money to have scenes with some kind of ''Elites'' (like in Squid game), but no, we see the same poorly made surroundings and overall ''coolness'' that makes the whole thing unwatchable.

I could write more but I don't want to waste my time or yours, this is a trashy movie and I don't use the word trash easily.

100% WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.

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  • Movie: Dark World
  • Country: Thailand
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2021
  • Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 6.3 (scored by 44 users)
  • Ranked: #88638
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 187

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