Squid Game Quick Summary
Starring: Lee Jung-jae, Jung Hoyeon, Park Hae-soo
Writer/director: Hwang Dong-hyuk
Time: 9 episodes, 32-62 minutes
Rating: TV-MA for violence, gore
Squid Game is one of the most watched movies on Netflix at the moment, after it was released in September 2021.
This popular movie is all about the South Korean survivalist thriller follows the desperate, financially ruined as they compete to the death in a series of
children’s games. AA prize to be won is 45.6 billion-won ($38 billion).
Lee Jung-jae, who is also the player 456 Gi-hun, a gambling addict who is hunted by loan sharks. Sometimes, he seems childlike, screaming “gosh” and “darn” in frustration and also sick, desperate and swindling loved ones sometimes.
Player 218, Park Hae-soo is Sang-woo, childhood friend of Gi-hun and neighborhood prodigy/business whiz. Park’s portrayal of ambivalence and inner conflict is confounding and so interesting to watch. Check out the Squid Game Music
Ageism, sexism and ableism are well-exposed, and lifesaving wisdom among the marginalized. In the movie, it doesn’t matter who you are before the game there’s equality in debt and death.
Save for the sputtering, disappointing ending, this viewer regrets nothing. The Squid Game is worth watching.