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Hellbound: the South Korean death-fest that wipes the floor with Squid Game

The terrifying Netflix show also deals in violent ends – with demonic smackdowns by CGI brutes – but it’s so much more than Squid Game. This is truly exceptional drama that will be spoken about for decades

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by Anonymousreply 28May 22, 2022 12:23 AM


Hellbound Heart was better and original.

by Anonymousreply 1November 26, 2021 3:38 AM

It's terrifying.

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by Anonymousreply 2November 26, 2021 3:39 AM

I tried to get into it in the first episode. The poor special effects and religiosity turned me off. It was no Squid Game.

by Anonymousreply 3November 26, 2021 3:40 AM

I am so sick of this shit.

And I love fantasy and horror.

What happened to wonder and subtlety and atmosphere and setting and mood?

by Anonymousreply 4November 26, 2021 3:40 AM

The opening made my heart race. Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 5November 26, 2021 3:47 AM

People are sent to Hell in broad daylight in this vicious drama from "Train to Busan" director Yeon Sang-ho, one that grapples with the dangers of weaponized beliefs.

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by Anonymousreply 6November 26, 2021 3:56 AM

Enough with Asian films.

by Anonymousreply 7November 26, 2021 4:00 AM

Fuck off R7

by Anonymousreply 8November 26, 2021 6:11 AM

It’s not a film, you goober.

by Anonymousreply 9November 26, 2021 6:15 AM

Enough with Asian…

by Anonymousreply 10November 26, 2021 11:57 AM

This improves markedly towards the end. So I recommend to stick if you got patience. It's ruthless as no character is spared and killed left and right. There is also no real lead as most of the characters from the beginning got offed mid way through. The cliffhanger ending was bonkers but also very moving.

by Anonymousreply 11November 26, 2021 12:03 PM


by Anonymousreply 12November 26, 2021 12:10 PM

[quote] I am so sick of this shit.

What exactly do you mean by "this shit?"

by Anonymousreply 13November 26, 2021 12:18 PM

This, R13.

by Anonymousreply 14November 26, 2021 12:25 PM

Violent crap CGI followed by more violent crap CGI, R13.

by Anonymousreply 15November 26, 2021 2:44 PM

It's not about the CGI or the actors' race. The point is the story. The story is really good.

by Anonymousreply 16November 26, 2021 3:21 PM

DefatTurd angry that Americans are watching an Asian show lol

by Anonymousreply 17November 26, 2021 3:31 PM

I’m not Defacto but if he’s sick of this shit too, good.

by Anonymousreply 18November 26, 2021 5:20 PM

I'm also tired of this shit. Watched train to Busan because of all the rave reviews. Meh. No wit. I'm now watching old BW Hollywood dramas. Got Harriet Craig cued up.

by Anonymousreply 19November 26, 2021 6:14 PM

I just saw the first episode. I'm hooked, but just how dark does it get?

by Anonymousreply 20November 28, 2021 9:58 PM

I liked Train to Busan but this is shit. I don't need to see people getting beaten to death.

by Anonymousreply 21November 28, 2021 10:03 PM

It's not about the monsters. It's about how people react to it and how society changes. Who exploits it to gain power, etc.

by Anonymousreply 22November 28, 2021 10:16 PM

R20, very!

by Anonymousreply 23November 29, 2021 12:42 AM

I was over at a friend's apt and we watched a korean drama, it seems like every single actor/actress in it has had plastic surgery, esp the nose job. But they all have such nice smooth skin, even the men.

by Anonymousreply 24January 18, 2022 11:00 PM

You lost me at Korean.

by Anonymousreply 25January 19, 2022 12:19 AM

It's more of a critique of religion than an endorsement. I found it interesting, but I don't think it was better than Squid Game. But then I prefer Alice in Borderland (Japanese) to either of them.

by Anonymousreply 26January 19, 2022 12:48 AM

As with Marvel films, bad CGI totally makes me lose interest no matter how great the story is.

by Anonymousreply 27January 19, 2022 12:51 AM

I just watched. Couldn't stop. It's damn good.

by Anonymousreply 28May 22, 2022 12:23 AM
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