The Incite Mill: 7-Day Death Game Reviews
July 26, 2014
The whole "Battle Royale" plot is always exciting, but this is a more shallow version. Less logic in the plot and thematically weak.
July 12, 2012
Not really an original concept, but it wasn't that bad
Good stroryline, especially for the ones who love crime-mystery stories. But i think the director wanted this movie to be dramatic in the dialogues with excessive-forced-act from the Protagonist. Unfortunately, it wasn't that dramatic.
Honestly, i feel a bit annoyed with the protagonist (Tatsuya Fujiwara)'s acting and his character in this movie. It's way too much, and very disturbing. The slow-pace-plot trying to make the audiences wondering who is the killer, what's the purpose of this, etc., as the plot takes you all around the room with its big question and twists before you'll be brought to the truth. Actually there are so many clues (that related with the stroy) within the movie when you pay much attention.
Incite mill was trying so hard to blends 'any-reality-tv-killing-movies' with detective's story. You can see that from, for example, the figurines of Ten Little Indians (Agatha Christie) in the dining room; the rules of the game/experiment; the weapons that was in everybody's rooms, which each weapon has a title from famous mystery-crime-detective stories.
Most of all, don't take this movie seriously. Just watch it while you're eating your popcorn, texting your lover, and doing your homework.