Squid Game Review, A battle royale for 45.6 billion won!

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In this article we will share to you the reviews of Squid Game, the hottest korean drama in netflix right now. This drama is a story of battle royale for 45.6 billion won, survival games. The premise is simple, about 456 people gathered together to compete for the prize. While we think this would turn out just be the same as hunger games, the twist is that the participants must win it by playing children’s games.

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We will share to you some highlight from the first episode, if you haven’t watch it, then make sure you do watch it first before you read, as it might be spoilers for you.

Survival games for 45.6 billion won

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Squid game has a similar genre to Hunger games, battle royal and alice in borderland. Probably you already watched some of this movie and you will realize it’s having same root type of movie.

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Lee Jung jae, act as Gi hun, is a failure that loves to gambling, even when he should be using the money to buy fried chicken for his daughter birthday, he uses the money given by his ailing mother to gamble.

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Even though he wins on his last horse bet, he got robbed and ended up got beaten by his debtors.

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His debtors force him to sign his kidney and eyeballs away if he can’t pay off his debts. Desperate to pay it, Gi hun end up joins the Squid Game.

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Inside the squid games, he meets Sang woo, his childhood friends, role taken by Park Hae soo. The two of them form an alliance with a few other participants.

Reviews

New Survival Genre

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It really does looks similar to hunger games, battle royale and saw, in which the winner must be the last survivor, yet it is a new survival genre in korean drama that i’ve seen.

Problem with Capitalism

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This drama shows us both the positive and negative with capitalism. Even though in one side capitalism was meant to help improving human’s life and makes it better, negatively it can be a huge and tight competition that can be ended up with brutal consequences.

Adrenaline Pumping Riddle

Squid game shares to us various traditional korean kids games such as red light green light, the only different is that they put themselves on the line to survive this games.

 

Half the participants are eliminated in the first game

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There are 6 games in which the survivor must survive to be the winner of the game, yet even on the first game, half of the participants were already killed.

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In the first round, we will learn the traditional korean games red light green light. They are allowed to move when the big girl shouts green light, and freeze as she said red light. Once they failed, they’re dead.

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The brutality of this games is a total opposite with the pastel backdrop of the arena which makes just a weird unsettling feelings.

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Ali saves Gi-hun’s life

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Ali was a protagonist character in the first episode of Squid Game. you will see that near the end of the red light green light game, Ali help Gi hun’s shirt to prevent him falling forward.

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We can see that this might ended up not good for Ali, as he is too good to enter this brutal game where you can’t believe anyone. We will see if he will still see him alive after few games with his personality.

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However, don’t feel bad about Gi Hun just because he is a total jerk and gambler. At the start of episode 1, we see that Gi Hun actually fed a stray cat on the street. This somehow shows us the good side of Gi Hun, even to a stray cat that most people would think doesn’t even matter.

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While Squid game is really exciting to watch and to know how the end would be, yet it is a stressful movie to watch. If you don’t like the feeling of anger and adrenaline to keep pumping up on your body, then you better watch another romantic slow relaxing korean drama rather than this.

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However, I can’t wait to know what would be the end of Ali, as well as Kang Sae Byeok and how they ended up in this deadly game. How do you think about Squid Game? Do you like this drama? Let us know in the comment section below!

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