Jae Lee writes: How far is too far?
(Warning, this review contains minor spoilers, but spoilers nonetheless.)
A bead of sweat made its way down my brow as I slowly raised my gun up towards the temple of the child.
I dared not look at his face because I knew if I did, I would not be able to do what needed to be done.
Instead, I turned my gaze to his mother.
“Give me the code, Claire. Give me the code or he dies.”
Horrified, she brought her hands to her mouth and whispered.
“No… no, you wouldn’t. I know you. You… won’t. ”
Feeling nothing but hesitation, I began to count.
Just give me the code, damn it!
I don’t want to do this!
I can’t stop now….
Please, please don’t make me do this.
With tears welling up in her eyes, Claire stood firm, believing in me. Believing in me more than I do myself. Believing in me… more than she should have.
God, please forgive me….
I close my eyes and pull the trigger.
For a moment, I’m lost in between the sounds of terror and pure, unadulterated rage.
When I opened them again, I saw a mother no more fall to her knees and the rest of the hostages rush towards me, determined to take me down, no matter the cost.
Such is a moment from “Gods Will Be Watching”, dramatized a bit for your pleasure- or perhaps, your terror.
This is not a title for the squeamish, and while it doesn’t completely live up to its ambitious goals, it’s still an experience unlike any other.