The Korean box office hit Along with the Gods makes it to popular streaming sites three years after its release.
For the uninitiated, Along with the Gods is based on a hit webcomic that imagines what the afterlife is like based on what happens when a soul dies. In this case, AWTG bases the afterlife into a universe split into seven hells, and a soul has to go through trials on each hell and be judged based on what they’ve done during their lifetime.
Whether it’s your first time watching it or have watched it for God-knows how many times, we list different reasons why you should watch Along with the Gods.
#1: Its star-studded cast
Its cast list is enough to make you want to watch AWTG. In this film series, you get:
- Ha Jung Woo, who has showcased his versatility in The Chaser, Dear Enemy, Take Off, and various other films
- Cha Tae Hyun, known for his comedic role in My Sassy Girl, as well as in the drama The Producers
- Ju Ji Hoon, who new K-Drama fans know as Crown Prince Lee Chang in Kingdom, but is known by tita K-Drama fans as Crown Prince Lee Shin in Princess Hours
- Kim Hyang Gi, who won Best Young Actress from various award-giving bodies for her role in The Queen’s Classroom and has recently starred in At Eighteen with Ong Seong Wu
- Do Kyung Soo, who is a member of popular idol group EXO and has starred in the film Swing Kids and the drama 100 Days My Prince
- Ma Dong Seok, who is known for his roles in Train to Busan and The Outlaws
With this cast list, expect incredible acting from everyone!
#2: The chemistry among the cast
Expectations are high for a star-studded film, but one of the factors that made AWTG so lovable is the chemistry among the cast. Ha Jung Woo, Ju Ji Hoon, and Kim Hyang Gi, in particular, are excellent in portraying a trio of grim reapers escorting a spirit to the seven trials. They know how to turn on the drama and comedic factor when the scene requires it.
#3: The world-class cinematography
The cinematography for both films is absolutely stunning! You’ll definitely be entranced (and sometimes disturbed) at how out-of-this-world (pun intended) the afterlife looks like in the AWTG universe.
The scenes shot in the living world are noteworthy as well. We get a glimpse of the world of the lesser off without a hint of romanticism.
#4: The discussion on morality and righteousness
AWTG delves into the discussion of what makes a person’s actions right and wrong. Is a firefighter guilty of murder when he prioritized the safety of the victims over his comrades? Is a person considered greedy to be working for money when his sole purpose is to make ends meet? The film shoes that there’s no black and white when it comes to a person’s choices in life.
#5: It has a sequel (and a third one coming up!)
Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds is followed by Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days, in which the grim reapers take on more challenging tasks. A third movie is also on its way, though no release date has been announced yet.
Catch Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds and Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days on Netflix and Viu.