The Incite Mill: 7-Day Death Game Reviews
Ten strangers sign up for a highly lucrative but mysterious role. They then discover that they are to be part of a social experiment lasting seven days. Also turns out that the experiment involves murder...
Very interesting premise, and the first few scenes for the movie were very intriguing. The movie felt like Battle Royale meets Cube meets Cluedo, with a touch of Agatha Christie thrown in.
However, it doesn't quite deliver on its promise. While trying to be a study in human behaviour, it doesn't really capture human behaviour very well.
In addition, many plot developments feel contrived, and can easily be explained away, by means more obvious than those decided upon in the movie.
We also have twists for twists sake, some of which are telegraphed a long way off.
On the plus side, there is still a good degree of intrigue, and this does keep you interested.
Overall: okay, but not great. A tighter, more focused script and this would have been excellent.
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.
The main plot is nothing new. Anyway, the film is still fun and exciting with unexpected twists. But it could be improved. I find that some murders are not so rational enough. They should have added more background of the characters which has triggered them to such brutal action. This can contribute to the film which tries to depict several types of human mind.