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Most Dangerous Game Review 2020 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creators: Scott Elder, Josh Harmon, Nick Santora
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Sarah Gadon, Christoph Waltz
I’ll admit, I didn’t have as much of a negative impression on Quibi as a service as most did when I learnt about it. The trailer for Most Dangerous Game, a ‘film-in-parts’ had me gripped from the outset.
Most Dangerous Game is the newest of a long long list of adaptations based upon Richard Connell’s 1924 short story “The Most Dangerous Game.”
A terminally ill Dodge (Liam Hemsworth) has a short time left to live. With a mountain of debt and nothing to leave his pregnant wife Val (Sarah Gadon), he gets tempted into contacting a mysterious agency he’s told that helps people in dire situations.
This is where he meets Miles Sellers (Christoph Waltz) who seemingly knows everything about him and offers him a substantial amount of money per hour for every hour he participates in a Hunt. However Dodge is the target, and it’s a hunt to the death. The hunt lasts 24 hours and the only rule is it’s limited to melee only.
One of the major negatives I took away from this. Is that the plot isn’t exactly original, being an adaptation that can’t be helped. But on the other hand, seeing the same tropes played out was a bit tiresome and the ending comes rather abruptly and without much resolution.
Now being on Quibi, it had a tough design brief, in that no episode had to go longer than 10 minutes. I believe that this hit the mark, each of the 15 episodes had terrific pacing and not a single one felt like filler. They all progressed the story in meaningful ways and constantly left you wanting more.
Could it have worked cut as a full 120 minute or so feature? I’m not so sure, it likely would have felt the pacing as too rushed, but it definitely takes full advantage of the Quibi platform to its maximum potential for this type of content.
Is this film/chapter/show, worth subscribing to Quibi for? Well, with a 90-day free trial, I can’t see any reason not to. It ticks all the possible boxes I could have wanted from something on the platform, such as a stellar cast, great acting and well shot for the format. But go into it knowing from the select other shows I’ve watched on the platform, this stands head and shoulder above the rest.