Movie Review- The Platform

     “The Platform” directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia released February 21, 2020.  Originally written in Spanish now available in English on Netflix. This movie hits everything that could be off-putting, cannibalism, blood, guts, communism, racism, killing a dog, and murder. The show centers around, Goreng, and his voluntary experience through a prison-like area called “the pit.” 

     The pit you find out has over 200 levels. A slab that starts at the top filled with food goes through all the levels. The people at the upper levels get to eat first and as much as they want. Goreng ends up hallucinating his dead old cellmates. He is forced to go through extreme starvation and gluttony. In an effort to disrupt the pit he and his third cellmate Baharat and stay on the slab and give out rations. They realize when they come across a wise man that they also need a symbol which is a perfectly put together plate, but it ends up being a little kid they find at the bottom. Following this, the action looks more like The Walking Dead when they fight zombies.

     The message is pretty clear about society’s greed and about the people controlling it because if everyone rationed, they all would’ve lived. For shock factor, I give it a solid 9/10 due to the sheer amount of obscene stuff you watch compared to a movie you’d see at AMC. The ending I would’ve rated a 10/10, but you never find out what happens, so I’m giving it a 7/10 because it’s not what you expect, but makes perfect sense when you think about it. The storyline greatly aided by flashbacks is a 10 because it constantly keeps you attentive trying to figure out what’s going to happen next. Overall a  movie that I would recommend watching.

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