Why Squid Game’s Ending Reveal Doesn’t Work
Squid Game is pretty cool! The ending…is not!
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I never thought Squid Game was interesting and now I really know that it isn't.
I don't if someone already pointed it out, but it is not a random police car that drop by and saves the person in the final bet, it was the person that came before. The person after checking the guy left to fetch the police for help.
I don't know if I actually agree with the old man having plot armor, or at least the idea that the people running the game were consciously making sure he was kept alive. I don't really know how else to explain it but the characters gave off very anime type vibes to me, in the sense that when under the pressure they miraculously come up with the answer to some of the games. I like to think the old man really loved to play those types of games and that he just unconsciously snaps into his younger years when playing whichever game. I also like to think that the old man kind of wanted to die in the games, his version of an honorable death maybe, I could be wrong but I don't remember a smile in their last scene.
I'm surprised that so many people in the comments liked this twist, I hated it too xd
Unfortunately it looks like season 2 is gonna have Gi-Hun in the spotlight
I'm sure someone already pointed this out but during the fight in the sleeping room, when the old man starts yelling and we see him from the cameras perspective, he has a triangle over his head which none of the other contestant's do. Because he is staff rather than just some guy. Also this video has been out for a while so idk what this knowledge does, but mozel toff hopefully season two is good.
the old man was the only one to have his chain not on in the tug of war game
Yeah I think you missed the point of the twist
I agree, it was a stunning show. Loved it cried, then old man was- alive? just to die in the end anyways like… come on…
TORVUS FUCKING BOG
GODTIER TASTE SIR
i wish that ali didn't dye in the show he was one of my favorite characters in the show and i cried in the last few episodes
I bet Il-nam was so bored of the VIPs' 69 jokes, he went, "Fuck this, Imma risk my ass in this game!"
Schaffrillas , for the tug of war , the handcuffs on him were unlocked so he can escape if his team fails
Some people in the comments are just saying "You missed the whole point" and shit. Don't get me wrong I agree with some points in the comments. There was one that said "rich people are hypocrites" and "they make the rules" I agree with those but like- what does that have to do with Il-nam? If you take away the fact that Il-nam runs the whole game, the message wouldn't change. The front man and soilders were hypocrites throught the entire show.
Quite possibly the worst video you’ve ever done
pretty sure that if he got on that plane he would have died- cos why were they so desperate to get him on the plane??! Never get on a plane…boat/car with people you don't trust- with people who were actively trying to kill you a few months ago and who has everything to gain if you die!! MC only survived cos he followed his heart, his instincts- betcha anything that plane would have just "disappeared", along with all the other passengers so it doesn't look suspicious….lol I freaking LOVED this show, Squid Games rule!!!😁👍👍
Yeah Squid Game was pretty good when I watched it five years ago and it was called Kaiji
@9:41 the guy had a brain tumor, thus would have died anyway
I knew the ending would be bad from the beginning.
You need to make another video They frying you in the comments
The guy with the police is the same one who walked by and saw him earlier
He probably could just set himself free somehow if contestants were to fall, and if it happened the rules would change on the fly saying “if you free yourself before falling then you pass lol”
Also old man may be unkillable but the games are designed so he can never win (he was always supposed to get eliminated before/during marbles, because next challenges were too risky to put him there)
3:47 I'm utterly disappointed you forgot to tell everyone "TURNS OUT, EEYORE!"
If you look closely during the tug-of-war game, he’s not locked to the rope, and I saw someone theorized that if his team were to lose he could just let it go and pretend to break off the chains and the guards could just say “ oh if you break off the chains you pass as well, moving on!”
I agree this twist is awful. Yea there is a lot of attention to detail to set up the twist but that doesn’t make it good I am afraid.
You do realize it’s common for a popular tv show to have a bad ending. Game of thrones, how I met your mother,
In my opinion you’re supposed to still kinda like the villain after the twist
I didn't like the old guy fake dementia thing. Nostly because people online are still arguing about how it's either obviously very fake and done so on purpose OR it's the best representation of dementia they have ever seen and no one ever stays on one of those opinions, they always just keep arguing.
The funny thing is, the whole thing was written around the old man being the twist villain. Every one of the amazing scenes from him during the first five episodes are solely there BECAUSE of him being the twist villain. Everyone complains about him but sorry, you're simply wrong. If he wasn't who he was, this show wouldn't exist the way we know it. In fact it probably would've gone completely unnoticed. So anything you like about the show, you have his twist villain to thank.
I liked how the old man inspired everyone else to continue the red light green light challenge, then in the next game Gi-Hun inspired everyone else to lick the cookie.
I suggest skipping the old man death scene in the finale if you want to watch this in a somewhat of a satisfying way.
You can debate that the person who was saving the drunk guy was the lady who saw the body before the police arrived, since she was the one who told the police about it.
Gi-Hun in season 2 could be like how in the Pokemon manga, the protagonist of the previous series is only a side character doing their own thing.
Okay I agree with you except you got a bit wrong. The police didn't just "happen" across the guy on the street. It was the person that supposedly stole from the guy but actually used the wallet to try to identify him. That person lead the police to the person on the street.
I think I didn't end up hating the old man because I understood his point he was trying to make with the squid game; people are inherently selfish. Yes it was fucked in the long run. But the final bet got to me because he died before he could even see the man on the street get the help that saved him.
Squid Game is just worse Kaiji
Can someone please tell me what the outcome theme is?!!
i think the subplot with police is great because it shows police incompetence and failure, otherwise we'd end up with another good cops save the day finale. one policeman can't solve capitalism, and his brother chose to be supportive of this system
2:11 "quite frankly."
Actually on that scene where he doesn’t board the plane: There’s a theory the squid game ppl actually hacked that plane and was gonna explode it which is why they told him “it’s best u just get on that plane” because they suspected him to try to expose/take them down. Overall tho I def agree the twist villain isn’t that great and takes away such an emotional scene in the marbles game which had me bawling my fucking eyes out.
I also watched squid game before the social media hype.
He’s terminally ill. He’s probably rather die in a game than in a hospital bed
I was crying SO HARD when the old man "died", it was so painful to watch oh my god
I literally said to my friend, "he is gonna help the dying man when he almost freeze" and that never happen.
At least my friend said "your idea was much better"
I watched it all in Korean with Chinese subtitles and I don't know either of the languages
You missed the point a little, I think. The whole ‘everyone has a fair advantage thing’ was itself a lie. It represented how ‘the game’ (be it Squid or Real Life) is rigged, even as cultural ‘everyone knows’ or ruling propaganda (like shooting your own guards or hanging them for breaking the rules – which in itself can easily be more about not tolerating disobedience rather than representing fairness) might try to tell you otherwise and that your miserable circumstances are either your own fault, or just the result of bad luck.
^_^ If it was really about fairness, they wouldn’t flash the lights at night to support violence, or explode the glass bridge in such a way as to harm the survivors – and if they were harmed, they would have given them medical care and time to recover in order to reverse the outside influence they tainted the game with.
But they didn’t.
I just watched this season,the ending wss over the place like WTF A YEAR LATER ,,and He was gone Give up on the Last Game and Like WTF,, does he love his daughter OR NO
The kids ruined this shiw its a masterpiece even with the bad ending but the Godamn community
How the hell was this 1 year ago. Fucking crazy
When the police guy was going through the players of that year, you can see that player 1s file is gone, when the VIP places the gold mask down, you can see his old hands, when Il-nam plays red light, green light, he isn't scanned, when the murder night happened, he called the guards to help. They didn't throw this plot twist in because "we can", they had decided from the beginning that Il-nam is the host from the beginning. He voted against the games going on because it wasn't fair, half of the players wanted to leave, to force them to play wouldn't have been fair of him.
Aight the old man not having cuffs on during the tightrope game was some pretty good attention to detail, thanks for pointing that out y'all