The Precipice game, Chinese movie (2016)

I think everyone has a bucketlist. Or to rephrase, a list of things that you want to do before you die. One of the things on my list is to make a cruise. I don’t even care about the destination, but just to be on board a big ship and enjoy the voyage itself, is just something I would love to do some day. As with most things, it is all a question of finding the correct time for it, but it is not something that’s totally impossible. If I do get to go aboard one day, I hope it will not be the same experience that the people in this movie had. Or honestly the experience that I had while watching this one. But let’s not go full steam ahead yet, but start with the story of the movie first.

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Did you just steal my phone?Β 

Liu Chenchen is a woman who works in a hospital as a surgeon. Her mother always seems to interfere with her life, especially when it comes to her choice of boyfriends. As is usually the case with things like this, she doesn’t really care about the opinion of her mother. Especially not now, since she is very happy with her current boyfriend Yu Bingchuan. When she meets up with him, after brushing off her mother, he has a big surprise for her. He has won two tickets for a Sky Line Adventure Cruise, and they can even win a big sum of money. Liu doesn’t have to think twice about this, and soon the couple board the enormous ship on which the contest is about to take place. Strangely enough there seem to be only four other passengers besides themselves. Not long after their departure, the game begins. But it is a very different game than what they expected. Soon people begin to die, and Liu has to find a way to stay alive aboard a ship that is filled with deadly traps, and a very sadistic host….

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It’s best not to shed to much light on this movie.Β 

A movie such as this could really have been pretty interesting. Even though the story isn’t incredible original, if done well it could have provided some mindless horror fun. Observant readers might already have noticed the choice of words I have used and fear the worst. And you would be right. This really wasn’t a very good movie. First off we have the acting. Most of the actors in this film just weren’t very good, but that might also have to do with the incredibly cheesy lines of the script. The only two actors that at least did a passable job were Lin Xinru as Liu Chenchen, and He Rundong as Ye Qing. This last character was the best one from the movie in my opinion. Ye Qing starts off as a bit of a gruff person, but eventually turns into a hero with the heart of gold. The rest of the cast was just truly forgettable, and the way some of them screamed in fear, sounded like a teakettle blowing of some steam. Truly cringeworthy.

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And, action! Now,all of you look in fear…..erm….never mind….

The sets were okay, and some of the traps that were on board the ship reminded me a bit of the ones found in the infamous Saw horror franchise. Despite a few rare occasions, the movie just wasn’t really terrifying at all, something I do expect to find in a horror/thriller movie. However just when I was about to write off the movie as a total loss, a rather interesting twist occurred at the end. It wasn’t enough to save the movie, but it was something I did not expect and as such it at least gave it some points back. All in all though, this film was just not very entertaining. With bad acting, and a pretty lackluster script, this movie had best sink to the bottom of the ocean. A real shame as the movie did have some potential. There are worse movies out there for sure, so it’s not a complete loss, but I can’t really recommend this film though.

I give The Precipice Game a 5 out of 10 score.

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12 thoughts on “The Precipice game, Chinese movie (2016)”

  1. Wow, when you end up on that dream cruise of yours, I hope it goes way better than this. πŸ˜€

    This is what, a death game or something? There have been so many variations of that premise jeez.

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    1. Haha lol..yes…I hope so too, else I would jump ship and take my chances lol πŸ˜‚
      But yes, it’s a deathgame. The only thing I liked was the twist at the end, that was a bit unexpected..but otherwise your better off watching the first saw….way better than this crap lol πŸ˜‚

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  2. Sounded like an interesting film. I’m sorry it ended up being not that great of a watch. Man, between this film, a couple episodes in the anime Gosick and Black Butler’s newest instalment, I think I’ll stay away from ships for a while haha. Thanks for a great review.

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    1. Haha, thank you. Yes it really could have been a pretty good movie, or at the very least a pretty decent watch, but it unfortunately wasn’t. There are way better horrormovies out there that are set on big ships : Ghostship, Triangle abd Virus being a few examples 😊

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  3. Travelling the world on a cruise is a lovely dream. I hope it comes true for you soon! (Without these crazy murder shenanigans, of course.) Also, I think I can tell the acting is bad from the screenshots alone. πŸ˜‚ I’ll be avoiding this one, thanks for the warning! πŸ™‚ Many Chinese horror movies are cringe-y, unfortunately. Hong Kong usually does better in this genre.

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    1. Haha…that’s why I included the screenshots lol πŸ˜‚ But yeah this one really isn’t good. There were a few interesting scenes, but mostly this is a forgettable movie. As for my cruise, I definitely hope it doesn’t turn into something like this either lol. Would really ask for a refund πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  4. This started to sound interesting until I got your undertones of disappointment, then your actual disappointment. Possibly I will still watch it at some point. A movie I saw a few years back sprang to mind, that was interesting and I was reminded of was Kolobos. Have you seen it?

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    1. Well…I hope that if you watch it, you will enjoy it more than me. It was really a letdown, despite me being a huge fan of Asian cinema, this was a real disappointment for me ☹️ As for your question, no I can’t say I know that film. Is it a horrormovie?

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      1. It most certainly is, a bit of a cross between Big Brother and Saw. Kolobos is a greek word, something to do with cutting but in context it is separation of male and female. I think I was won over as it made me think “This is a way to improve the TV show big brother”

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