The Belko Experiment ★★★

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Okay, right off the bat -100 points for killing Michael Rooker right away, you don't waste talent like that so quickly.

With that out of the way, generally this was a satisfying if not too transformative piece of "speculation horror"(?). You get pretty much what you'd expect: people freaking out and eventually violently murdering each other. A lot of this doesn't really have the trademark Gunn humor, but makes up for it with a pretty tight script and pacing. Humor creeps in at some points, and while it's funny it fits in very awkwardly since the story is pretty resolutely serious for most of it. The gore is brutal and very well executed, the highlight being the doctor from Scrubs getting an axe to the face. Most other choices blend into the background being fairly average, and the final shot is a neat little twist but ultimately kind of predictable for this type of movie. Not a bad film in any sense, but one that probably won't stick with me.