Impressive Netflix Movie: The Platform Review
Impressive Netflix Movie The Platform Review Full of Metaphors, explaining those metaphors and more.
If you watched and liked the movie "cube" by vincenzo natali 25 years ago, if you are interested in psychological events such as the zimbardo experiment and you are also interested in Spanish cinema, you are at the right place.
“The Platform”, which has very similarities to cube, saw and das experiment films (where the movie's starting point is the zimbardo experiment). It passes through the hole, a prison where there are two prisoners on each floor. prisoners wake up on any floor in the hole where the floor is unknown. which floor they are on changes randomly every month. There is a platform that fills the hole every day and is filled with food, and the platform stands on each floor for a few minutes. Although prisoners can eat as much as they want during this time, there is a simple rule: the food on the platform belongs to that floor. In other words, food should be consumed while the platform is on that floor. As such, the food on the platform never reaches less than a certain floor, it is actually designed to reach but it doesn't.
What is The Platform Movie Based on?
During their time in the hole, each prisoner was also given the right to bring one item. A prisoner who voluntarily was there, who was the Don Quixote of the Cervantes, was determined to change this course, but in his determination, ethical, psychological and social codes that must cope like Don Quixote's struggle with the landlord who did not give his right. encounters.
As floors change, prisoners' own conscience and moral strategies are also eroded to a great extent. Things that seemed "impossible" at first become part of everyday life to trigger motivation for survival.
director Urrutia transfers journeys between floors with brutal efficiency. During these journeys, he makes the audience walk up and down and testifies to the brutality that pushes the boundaries from place to place. it allows us to understand how deep the distance between this testimony and the socio-economic hierarchy has become as capitalism has become wild.
What are the metaphor's in The Platform Movie?
In the movie, it is very clear that the prison and the platform are a metaphor for capitalism separately. in this order, he argues that the prisoners should act rationally in a social-democratic environment in order to feed everyone. at this stage, it is possible (somehow) to persuade the people below, while it is impossible to persuade those above.
We tried to write without a spoiler, if we open the subject, it can be written a little more, but it is understood that it is basically a system criticism from the first 5-10 minutes.
How satisfying is The Platform Movie ending?
Director Urrutia didn't actually deal with a difficult and narrow subject. However, it is hard to say that it brought the end in a “satisfying” way. Because Spanish cinema; Almodovar's Volver and Hable con Ella, Medem's sex and Lucia, albeit partly Los Amantes del círculo polar, (let's say not full Spanish but semi-Spanish) Amenabar's oscar mar Adentro ' Although it offers great examples in terms of character/personality composition with the cría cuervos of water and carlos saura, it is possible to say that she faced the inability to bring the end of the period from time to time (of course, we separate the juan jose campanella's el secreto de sus ojos)
As we mentioned earlier, it is a nice Spanish job that should be taught as a lesson under the name of social collectivism 101, when almost the whole world is closed home. We can say that it resembles Cube movie with an unknown number of floors, Das Experiment, where some of the prisoners are really convicted and some are there as a result of some sort of swap management, and Saw with the tension created by the approach of floor change in one place.
There is a nice line in the movie, "There are three types of people in the world: the upside ones, the above and the falling ones." Is that so, or "Is there a single person; it looks separate when viewed from below, from above and directly across?"