The Belko Experiment: Some Bloody Fun

In the same vain as movies like Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and The Purge, Blumhouse Tilt and Orion Pictures’ The Belko Experiment (2016) sought to entertain audiences by imagining what happens when humans freely get to decide who should live and who should die.

While the concept of the movie is generic, the outcome predictable, and the subplots virtually nonexistent, you could do worse than spending 90 minutes watching the film.

The film grossed twice as much as its budget and received pretty much an even split in regards to viewer and critic ratings.

The entire movie takes place in a typical looking office building in Bogota. About fifteen minutes into the film, the workers are given an ultimatum from an outsider. 

The audience is in for a treat over the next hour when we get to experience two polarizing ideologies of the value of human life square off.

Some characters try to figure out how to get out alive with a passive and peaceful approach. Others are more rational and logical – Hell bent on surviving at any cost. 

Interesting enough, the movie suggests that even though the “good guy” wins, even the most non-aggressive person has a tipping point and will kill in a given situation.

If you like movies with a good amount of blood shed, some ax chopping, gun shooting, elevator smashing, bludgeoning, and homemade bombs in your movie, this critic strongly recommends this film.

Article written by Michael Donaldson

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