PLOT: When an office is quarantined after an outbreak of a virus that causes those affected to become violent, a recently-fired employee fights his way to the top floor to confront the CEO.
This movie is sort of like The Raid meets The Belko Experiment and a bit of Severance thrown in for good measure. It’s a pretty fun ride and is solidified by a couple of good performances by Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving. It’s even got a bit of a Zombieland vibe to it, as the violence is way over-the-top to a point of a comical effect and, while it sometimes comes off as needlessly vulgar, I enjoyed the movie overall.
The movie kicks off with a voiceover from our main character, Derek, explaining the origins of the ID-7 virus, which causes people to act out their darkest impulses. He also talks about his time with his company, and how he made his way to his current corner office position. We then learn that a massive screw-up with one of the accounts is being pinned on him, and he promptly loses his job. As he’s being escorted out, the building goes under quarantine, and the inhabitants collectively lose their shit. He’s joined by a client facing foreclosure by the company and looking for her own justice. Together, they make their way up the ranks, doling out some serious violence in order to make it up all the way to the board of directors.
This is a pretty fun movie, if you’re looking for something that’s a little more on the violent side versus your standard horror fare. You get to see a whole lot of punching and, generally, people just getting the shit kicked out of themselves and people (according to reports) actually going to pound town. That’s the sort of movie this is: you’re going to see some boobs and you’re going to see some people die. It leans more action than horror, but it’s still horror goddamn it.
Lots of gore in this one. People are brutalized in this one, but I also acknowledge that some kills are conspicuously offscreen. Not sure why, as this one goes pretty far in some other instances, and I’m not sure if the ratings board was ever an issue as I don’t think this had a theatrical release. Anyway, there’s still enough here.
Gore Rating: 4 out of 5
No. I wouldn’t call this one scary.
Scare Rating: 0 out of 5
There’s a couple of instances of some boobs in this one and other sex scenes. It’s sort of front-heavy (pun intended), but it counts.
Sex/Nudity Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I dug what this movie was trying to do. it’s kind of fun and the two leads are really good in this one. I feel like Samara Weaving is the second coming of Margot Robbie, which is a better second coming than Jesus, as far as I’m concerned. Steven Yeun even proves that he is more than just a supporting character in The Walking Dead. It’s violent and fun, but not one to watch if you want to get scared.
Overall Rating: 7 out of 10