Author: Carl

Gamer. Tinkerer. Collector of computers.

Letterboxd – Carl Holscher

Watched this as part of a Bucket List Christmas gift from 2020 and…. I don’t understand the appeal.

Skip the first hour of the film and you have about 30 mins of conflict and fighting and you miss nothing. (Because there was nothing to miss.)

The number of times one fighter just doesn’t move is stupidly high. I could block this punch or kick. But nope. I’ll take it instead.

Letterboxd – Carl Holscher

Starts as a weight loss scheme. (Pray when you’re hungry instead of eating.)

Becomes a church/cult. (Is there any real difference with churches?)

Seriously a rough watch. Horrible things done to so many people, especially children. Kids make a sound? Just beat them until they love in absolute terror of you. In the name of God.

TW: Beating children. Suicide. Abuse .

Letterboxd – Carl Holscher

Not as engaging as Alice in Borderland. But still interesting with good characters.

I’m a sucker for any of these “game” series where it’s life and death or the stakes are incredibly high. As long as it goes somewhere. There has to he a story and character development where I feel an investment with the character(s).

The story dragged in places where there was too much going on. Trying to pack too many angles and too much into the 9 episodes. There were quicker ways to make the point they were trying to make.

I did appreciate not spelling basic things out for the audience. We got to learn along with our characters.

Final, random thought: The use of shapes the entire time reminded me of a Sony Playstation controller.

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