Korea's cultural influence is spreading all around the world. It is undeniable that the "Squid Game," "All of Us Are Dead," which were the hottest movie of this year also ranked high in the Over The Top (OTT) platform subscribers. As soon as movies were screened, they received enthusiastic responses from lots of countries, causing an explosion. I would like to analyze the reasons why two movies are so popular.
First, it is about a common topic but also colorful and interesting. There are many survival games or zombie-themed movies. However, it creates unexpected, new stories on the same subject. The ending cannot be predicted until the story is completely over. In addition, these movies gained interest as soon as they were released, and it helped to gain popularity. Curiosity increased, and everyone wanted to participate in the trend. This seems to have attracted more and more people.
Secondly, from casting to the perfect chemistry of the actors, viewers could be more immersed. This is one of the main reasons why the two movies are popular. Because of the perfect acting skills and harmony between the actors, they improved audiences' understanding of the characters' personalities and thoughts while watching the movie. This helped audiences to immerse themselves in the storyline.
Moreover, production, music, and clothes are excellent in detail. The production team worked very hard on the scene in the play and caught the eyes of the viewers with perfect compositions. With the flow of the story and the feelings of characters, we can feel the highlight of the movie with the right timing of music. Especially the music theme of the "Squid Game" hits. Vivid special makeup also helps to immerse viewers in the action thriller movie.
Lastly, human selfishness and lethargy are both revealed. With the great story, actors, and staff, they also prepared the lessons. Two movies express the darkest desires and greed in their minds to survive in an emergency where people are dying. They showed wickedness, living without value or description of the most important human being. Since it is a fantasy story but also very realistic, audience could be immersed in the scene.
With the expansion of various OTT platforms, the popularity of content on violence and bloody topics has soared in recent years. However, sometimes the scene is so cruel that it is uncomfortable. Therefore, I think the role of productions has become very important. They should take a closer look at what message they want to deliver to society while creating content, and how these works affect the public.
Chao Jo-jung firstname.lastname@example.org
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