Liu Chenchen, a free-spirited young woman, rebels against her wealthy family and elopes with her boyfriend to join a cruise-bond treasure hunt. But what began as an innocent game with ...
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Liu Chenchen, a free-spirited young woman, rebels against her wealthy family and elopes with her boyfriend to join a cruise-bond treasure hunt. But what began as an innocent game with promises of great reward soon turns into a battle for survival when the contestants are thrown into a mysterious world of intrigue and chaos in the middle of the sea. Liu relies only on her wits and her new friends to survive, all the while unmasking foes and learning that nothing is what it seems. But as her companions are attacked one by one, Liu must do everything she can to escape.Written by
In the beginning of the movie, Yu Bingchuan is riding his motorcycle with Liu Chenchen on the seatback. He drives a long distance on the wrong side of the road, for no reason, only going to the right side when a car comes in their direction. See more »
The Precipice Game falls under a horror sub-genre that I like, namely people being thrown into a dangerous situation such as a game. Other movies that tick this box would be the likes of SAW (2004), Circle (2015) and The Human Race (2013).
It's not that simple however here and this Chinese made horror is not what it first appears to be. I do however mean that in a good way, mostly.
It tells the story of 6 people who get onto a cruise liner to participate in a treasure hunt with a million prize! The whole thing turns sour though after they witness and death and find themselves fighting for their lives.
If you can get past the awful dub the Precipice Game is actually watchable stuff. Sure it takes some influence from other films (Okay a LOT of influence) but it has it's own identity.
When the ending is delivered however I can imagine viewers being very split on whether it makes or breaks the film. For me I liked it, but it couldn't make up for the movies flaws.
In places it looks very cheap, the handling of the concept could have been better and the cast? I'm not convinced. However my head is still spinning regarding their ages, the main ones all look in their early 20's but are in fact 40+. Whatever they're putting in the water in China these days, I want some.
Watchable stuff but few surprises.
Concept isn't utilized very well
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