A group of bored delinquents are transported to a parallel dimension as part of a survival game.A group of bored delinquents are transported to a parallel dimension as part of a survival game.A group of bored delinquents are transported to a parallel dimension as part of a survival game.
What we have here with Alice In Borderland is a fresh take on the classic survival scheme at the hands of a mysterious and largely unknown force. The acting is superb, casting is spot on and the story is healthy, but man oh man did they ever miss an opportunity with the death scenes!
Time and time again you'll see the same 3 things play out while expecting something more to give you that same shock and awe that you got the first time you watched Cube or maybe one of the Saw movies. Here you do have a lot more dramatic tension and better acting but the effects and demise of characters is blatantly unimaginative. That'll not only does this. Quickly become repetitious, but it also causes things to get rather predictable.
If there's a season 2 (and I suspect there will be) if they're able to turn pump the gore and effects to match other current shows such as The Boys, Brand New Cherry Flavour, and some of the classics that I previously mentioned, they should be able to add that extra Umph, really shock the audiences, then we will have a timeless classic.
Still worth watching though, and I should give them credit for adding more of an element of mystery which seems to have been lost up until episode 6 at least.
- Oct 29, 2021