You might be aware this Blog is for Educational purpose, my another college assignment is to review any recent movie. So, I decided to review the recent movie I saw, The Belko Experiment.
Movie – THE BELKO EXPERIMENT
Release Date – 21st April, 2017
Genre – Thriller/Horror
Running time – 89 minutes
Director – Greg McLean
Director and writer – James Gunn
Summary – In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Columbia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
The movie starts with showing the normal office life of the employees of belko but then also shows some changes in their security checking and guards.
It has the soft and notional hero, the heroine, the new girl, the boss man, the mother hens and those dudes who know the company inside out. Everyone had agreed to having a tracking chip (actually miniature bombs) placed into their heads which they later find out is not for the correct reason. The first half is mainly story and more surprises when compared to the second half which is mostly gore.
The voice from the intercom orders everyone a task which is compulsory and failure to do so will result in death. The tasks are basically killing fellow workers to see a practical example of survival of the fittest. And here it’s not just physically fit, mentally too. Everyone starts turning their backs and the movie then turns into a blood bath. Some may find this film to be really ugly because of the gore and bloodshed.
All said and done, James Gunn purposely subverts our expectations at several points, though sometimes he’s hitting the same beat too often. Even the mostly satisfying ending provides as much of an explanation as you would require for a premise that has no serious rationalization. The Belko Experiment is like a Twilight Zone episode given extra length and extra violence.
Personal rating – 2½ out of 5