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#1 Movie of All-Time
#1 Romantic Comedy
#1 Movie Character
KING Of All Schmoes
|Directed by:||Greg McLean|
|Written by:||James Gunn|
|Cast:||Tony Goldwyn, John McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Michael Rooker, Josh Brener|
Writer James Gunn and Director Greg McLean bring us office politics and turn it into splat friendly carnage that'll leave most viewers shell shocked or numb.
80 employees at the remote Belko Industries office in Colombia find themselves shut in by impenetrable walls and a voice on the intercom commands the employees to kill a certain number of people or the tracking devices embedded in their heads will explode doubling the kill number. With the private security keeping them at bay and time running out, sides are made and people are forced into survival.
The movie while well made thanks to practical squibs and blood that'll make Paul Verhoeven and Stuart Gordon cheer lacks likable characters. They can be divided into two classes. Victims and bastards. The only likable character would be Mike. Believing that they shouldn't kill and him trying to protect his girlfriend. The bastards consist of Wendell and Barry who make Mickey and Mallory Knox look like model citizens. The rest of the characters consist of victims, two stoners, and the trigger happy security.
The Belko Experiment moves on a quick pace. The action is edited and filmed well. Tyler Bates provides a tense soundtrack with Spanish covers of classic rock. It ends in a satisfying way but still sickening.
Worth a rental or matinee.