Hellbound series… What would happen if we had known in advance that we would be thrown into Hell when we died?
We have always talked about that period that follows death, and legends, myths, and tales have always circulated it, and we built morals on its foundations. We created a complete and integrated vision of what we called a conclusion and an account, and this perception was affected by our religious and intellectual references and even our class affiliations.
We found the rich canceling the journey after death, while the poor coveted a luxurious journey that would lead them to Heaven in chains. The series “Hellbound” was released on the Netflix platform, to contribute to give some answers to the question after death?
I did not know anything about this death and what would happen to us after it. No one told me about it until I saw my little brother turning off in front of my eyes while we were watching beautiful animations. I didn’t understand why he suddenly stopped moving.
I was afraid so I called Mama and her tears told me that God had chosen my brother to sit with him and accompany him because God was alone. But why didn’t he choose me? Why didn’t he choose our harassing neighbor or our gossip neighbor? Where will my brother be after he left our house? How will he eat and how will he take care of himself as a newborn baby? What can God do with it? Mama wasn’t able to answer the sea of questions I was drowning in and I wasn’t ready to think more about the unknown and beyond.
The present is more important and life is long for those who love, at least, this was my view of human existence, but Hellbound took me steps back and reminded me of important issues, including thinking about what is sin and what is death and what is after them, so what is the story of this work and not many followed it?
A graphic story turned into the series “Hellbound”
After the Squid Game series, whose pictures and clips spread like wildfire on social media until we almost understood the story without watching its events, which has been a resounding success recently, South Korea presents the world with another series that has topped the throne of the most popular and followed Netflix series since November 19, i.e. Since the date of its first broadcast.
With its captivating storyline and unexpected and cascading events, this series is Hellbound based on the graphic story “The Hell” that has been slightly modified for screens by Korean screenwriter, director, and actor Yeon Sang-ho.
But this series did not stop at that comic story but rather moved between it and the story “Death note”, in which the cornerstone was also the stories of previously announced death and the relationship of man to him and God.
With a score of 6.9 out of 10 on the IMDB platform, this 6-episode horror-crime-horror series managed to maintain its place at the top of the Netflix series list in 35 countries, including South Korea, France, Brazil, and Japan and ranked second in Canada. The United States of America and Britain.
Hellbound traveled the world moving critics’ pens and their love for expressing their opinions in thoughtful and organized reviews. The first of them was Nick Allen, the assistant editor at Roger Ebert’s website to criticize and review the graphic works of films and series, and he wrote in a long article, that Hellbound is one of the series one wishes to have. A second part for more refinement.
Between death and hell
Death in Hellbound does not frighten us, nor does it frighten us in reality, as it is an inevitable consequence of a life lived as we wished. But we tremble with terror whenever we remember the possibility of a heavenly message condemning us to perish in Hell and forcing us to conjure up a sin we once committed, which God has never forgiven, according to extremist religious groups called the New Truth Group and the Arrowhead Group.
We receive these messages from beings that we do not know if they are angels or demons or other beings that we have not given a name to before, and they specify the hour and day for us to leave this world and go towards fire and hell. But how do we die? We die as no one has died before.
No road accidents, no strokes, no knife stabs that snatch us towards our grim fate, but rather violent and nightmarish creatures that the residents of Seoul call “the executioners of hell.” They kill us with great ugliness and then burn us to ashes that are indistinguishable from grains of sand. A painful and horrible death preceded by shame and disgrace in life, and burning and destruction in Hell.
Justice, revenge, worldly punishment, and sin
“Religion is the opium of the people” is one of the most hated and rejected statements by karl-marx, but it is the most expressive of what happens episode after episode in this series. his ego
The same applies to God, who remained silent until many extremist groups spoke on his tongue that made – here for example – the laws and the civil state and its security and judicial apparatus as a form of amusement and absurdity, and almost returned society to a tribal society in which people fight just because they committed a sin that we might consider simple.
Time passed and the voice of these groups that saw themselves as mediators between God and man became audible, so they occupied the media, frightened people, and made money, and they always justified these heavenly messages with the idea of the Lord’s vengeance on us completely, as they were asking us to accept and comply with it just because it is the will of God, so they do not believe Free will and does not know the meaning of mercy and forgiveness.
This work, which brings us back to thinking about existence and annihilation, and raises in us the dream of immortality that still accompanies us, addresses everyone who supports the argument defending revenge, and the culture of revenge and judgment on the other, and shouts in our faces that there is no shorter path to justice than the path of law and justice.
God, whether we believe in Him or disbelieve, does not need defenders and soldiers as much as he needs love and respect for others.