Name: As The Gods Will Japanese Name: 神さまの言うとおり Duration: 1 hr. 58 min. Aired: November 15, 2014 Genre: Thriller, Horror, Suspense Scaryness Level: 5/10
The story is about Shun Takahata, a 2nd-year student from High School. He always thought he was living a very ordinary life, which he was, until Shun gets forced into horrible games. The games are based on children’s games, for example ‘’Daruma-san ga Koronda’’. The rules are simple – if you lose, you die.
Shun has no idea who is behind all of this, and has no other choice but to win to not only protect himself, but also his childhood friend named Ichika.
In the meantime, the student Takeru seems to be into the game as well. Compared to Shun, who is experiencing a trauma, Takeru enjoys having the opportunity to be able to kill fellow students.
Review by Astrid:
I have no idea what the reason was why I wanted to watch this movie, probably because of one of the actor or actresses. I knew it was a horror, so I was actually kind of looking forward to this. I don’t watch a lot of horror movies or series, simply because I always tend to get disappointed by the storylines.
The storyline for this movie was great, but they didn’t work it out too well. The movie was almost 2-hours long, and I feel they rushed everything in this movie. I couldn’t really get any emotion out of this, either.
They are high school students, if someone dies they will obviously be shocked. But I didn’t get much of their emotion from this movie. As if they simply moved on within 30 seconds. In my opinion there wasn’t any empathy in this.
I did like some of the characters a lot! Some were brave, some weren’t, some were psychopaths, etc. There was a lot of variation in characters their personality!
The horror was a meh. I give it a small 4.
Maybe because I’m used to seeing stuff in movies and series? Could be. Some things were pretty nasty, and at some moments my heart may have stopped for a bit ‘how will this go?!’. But that is about it!
Overall: The characters had a lot of variation with their personalities, the movie went too fast and I did not feel much empathy for characters as they didn’t get the empathy from fellow-characters.