Based on a popular web comic series, Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds achieve huge success with over 14.4 million moviegoers recorded. The first installment of the series is also the second biggest box office hit in Korean film history. The sequel of this movie-Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days was released during the end of August 2018.
In the sequel, our favourite grim reapers- Gang-rim (Ha Jung-woo), Haewonmak (Ju Ji-hoon) and Lee Deok-choon (Kim Hyang-gi) escort their 49th soul Kim Soo-hong (Kim Dong-wook) through the the trials of the underworld with the promise of reincarnation. During the journey, they came across the mysterious God of House, Sung Joo Shin (Ma Dong Seok), who will recover the grim reapers’ memories from 1,000 years ago, which is also the main plot of this sequel.
Spoiler aside, there are lessons to be learnt from the movie which left quite an impression to the audiences.The plot and dialogues were so well-thought out that if you pay close attention, their dialogue (or subtitles) makes so much sense that we can’t help but ponder about our lives. Here are some thought provoking lessons from the movie:
1. We often want to apologize to someone, but we do not have the courage to do so
While it’s easier said than done, our Asian culture and upbringing doesn’t really emphasize a lot on apologizing. Truth to be told, saying sorry is an act of liberation which will free oneself from the bondage of guilt. It definitely takes a whole lot of courage but it’ll do you good more than anything else. Practice them; they’re part and parcel of mending relationships.
2. There is no villain in this world, just that the bad situations which force them to turn evil
Every child is born innocent but under circumstances that he/she has no control over. The environment that one is brought up are among the crucial factors which will mold one’s personality. Sometimes, only those with a strong mind can resist oneself from doing bad deeds.
3. Instead of feeling infuriated during trying times, it’s easy for us not think logically, but you may figure your way out simply by changing your perspectives
This is a classic example of mind over matter. When we’re too caught up by our emotions, we can easily lose focus to find a solution to our situation. More often than not, the answer can be found only when we change our perspectives.
4. Speak the truth and the truth only
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In life, we’ve seen people who tell lies after lies to a point where they too can’t tell if they’re living in light or in the lies they’ve created. Speak the truth. As the saying goes, truth will prevail, and only the truth will set you free.
5. Mend relationships with your family
There was a scene in the movie where the hero was not able to apologize to his father, which caused him to live in pain and misery. Family members are people who were placed into our lives against our choice, so conflicts are common within the household. However, blood is always thicker than water; while it takes a lot to put up with family members who have differing characters. Learn to listen; seek first to understand, then be understood. Compromise; it takes two to tango. Apologize; it’s helps your relationship to go. Plus, we don’t want to live a life with regrets, do we?
6. Sometimes, parting ways is unavoidable. Keep the faith and believe that you’ll meet each other again
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There are seasons for everything in life; some people were placed in our lives for a purpose. Once the purpose is served, so as their time in our lives. So, do not be upset if relationship ends because the end of something is always the beginning of another chapter. Plus, perhaps some time down the road, you’ll meet each other again.
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