“The Belko Experiment” is about 80 employees at The Belko Industry located in Columbia. As soon as they start working as usual, they get an announcement, which states “all of 80 people will die in 8 hours and the possibility rate of surviving will increase if they kill two colleagues within 30 minutes”. Trying to escape from the building as soon as possible, they find themselves locked up in that building with sturdy doors and if they try to do something wrong like breaking the rules that they are given, the detonator put into a head of each employees will explode. They have to figure out what is going on and must find a way out, racing against time..
I think there are some sort of survival game movies like Hanger games where they must survive by killing their friends or colleagues so I could expect what was going to happen next. It was entertaining and not boring at all but there are some clichés like in the beginning, they think it’s just a silly prank that somebody is playing on them and as the situation gets more serious and people get killed, the colleagues especially their boss become very selfish trying to survive no matter what costs and turn against his subordinates. After the group is divided into two, each group loses their minds and starts killing their colleagues to survive. You know it sounds really cliched as I said. And I think some people can probably predict the consequences. In short, they just turn against each other, some get close to one another though so we have to see those kinds of business man going extremely nuts and berserk covered with lots of blood with evil eyes for almost 80 minutes. And half of the story is filled with gunfire, blood, screaming and fighting, all of which can usually be seen in 80’s low budget horror films I think…Some parts of the movie are fun and entertaining but I felt the story expanded a bit quickly and came straight to an end soon as I expected. Although it sounds like a bit unrealistic, I am not sure what I would be like if I were put into that kind of situation. I might be like nutty swinging and firing guns in the building or perhaps just keep calming down waiting for the end of the game. But I can say that it would be so frightening to wait for the explosion of my head and death so I could not do anything but either being in panic or passed out. So, the movie would be more interesting if you saw this imagining yourself in that situation. I think you guys can rent this movie at the video shop or something if you haven’t seen it cos it has already finished showing in cinemas months ago I guess. Why don’t you see this movie when you feel a bit bored or tired cos its very easy to watch and the plot is neither complicated nor heavy. I just reviewed this movie cos I felt like it though there are not that many things to say about this movie. Thank you for reading my review of “The Belko Experiment”!!