One of the most surprising elements of the second season of Alice in Borderland It is how he maintains the speech of the previous installment. The story returns to the exact point where the previous one ended and the general feeling is that time has not elapsed. Although of course, it has: two years have passed since the premiere of the Netflix hit.
However, the staging has enough skill to create the sensation that the action crystallized in a single moment. So the first big sequence sees Arisu (Yamazaki Kento), Usagi (Tao Tsuchiya), Chishiya (Nijiro Murakami), and Kuina (Aya Asahina) facing an overwhelming truth. The same one that was outlined in the last image of the previous season. The game — the real one, the most violent and with the most resources — has only just begun.
That sense of continuity gives Alice in Borderland an intelligent consistency that you will use to your advantage. Without the need to explain the passage of time or try to delve into inevitable changes, the action begins immediately. With an economy of resources that surprises with its skill, Alice in Borderland It advances with nightmare speed.
Especially as the new game — that monstrous board from which the cards hang — shows its twisted quality. The production is inventive enough to pose the same scenario, but with all kinds of new interpretations. Something that gives the series a new sense of what it wants to tell and where it wants to take its plot journey.
Alice in Borderland
One of the most surprising elements of the second season of Alice in Bonderland is how it maintains the speech of the previous installment. The story returns to the exact point where the previous one ended and the general feeling is that time has not elapsed. Although of course, it has: two years have passed since the premiere of the Netflix hit. However, the staging has enough skill to create the sensation that the action crystallized in a single moment.
A tour in the sands of danger
Of course, it’s not something that is surprising in the now usual trope about survival games where the main prize is to stay alive. But Alice in Borderland does something more elegant: rebuilds from start to finish the sense of urgency, of vital impulse of survival. Also of the anguished need to go through grotesque traps that will not only test physical power (which would already be something colossal), but also emotional one.
Each trap is set to be more violent and harder to get through. But at the same time, to erode the will, the mind and the fighting spirit of the player. In fact, the first minutes of the initial chapter make it clear that this is a competition against death. The shooting massacre that opens the episode is not a demonstration of the rules, the world, or the notion of what will happen next. Really, it is much more a display of violence to such an extreme and from so many points of view that it is overwhelming due to its scale.
Slowly, Alice in Borderland shows that its rawness comes from the unpredictable. No one knows what they are really fighting against, or if the enemy to be defeated may be the circumstantial ally. The series becomes more and more brutal, as it becomes clear that death is the limit and may be the prize of the one who wishes to survive.
Contrary to Squid Game — with which he is often compared —Alice in Borderlandviolence in its purest form. The characters are not driven—not entirely—by ambition or greed. With wicked precision, the game discovers what lurks in the darkness of human behavior and incorporates that into the difficulty of its trials.
Back to fearful spaces
The first season of Alice in Borderland , a free adaptation of Haro Aso’s manga, surprised by its dark and twisted elegance. With a desolate Tokyo and a circuit of sinister challenges to meet, the characters had to face the horror. But also, the limit of his strength and will. The combination made the series one of Netflix’s few successful adaptations. Also in a curious exploration of the already well-known premise of a large-scale death trap.
But its second season is a total bet on the macabre, especially when it comes to analyzing what drives the involuntary participants. Whether trying to avoid being shot, crushed, stabbed, or dismembered, all characters will take different paths. It’s those quick, almost impulsive decisions that sustain the breakneck pace of the series. Also, the one that, on this occasion, brings the plot much closer to the source material.
With progressive and malicious precision, Alice in Borderlandmakes it clear that the big fight arena is about much more than just physical skill. It is also the awareness of the value of life, love and even a diffuse loyalty. For the last chapter of the season, something became clear. The time of violence is an imperative that the netflix series is taken as the starting point for a disconcerting closure. The door is open to another scenario, more devastating than could be supposed until then.