In The Belko Experiment, the new film written and produced by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither) and directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) a bunch of office workers are trapped in a nightmare: unable to leave their building, the employees are forced into colleague-on-colleague violence. Think of it like Office Space meets Battle Royale, with the twisted imaginations of Gunn and McLean as the dual driving forces.
We often fancy ourselves to be tough and capable, and the very idea of The Belko Experiments leads to flights of fancy about how we'd react in a similar situation. So we're curious: how would you do if put in that situation? Check out our poll below – no spoilers here, as this is based as much on the idea of the film as it is on specific plot points – and see how you do.
You’re bantering with a co-worker when an announcement says you have to start killing your fellow employees. You:
When people try to exit, doors and windows shut fast, trapping all inside. You:
Oops, seems that you all have explosive device implants that prevent escape. You:
You’ve accepted that you must actually take part in office violence — what would be your weapon of choice?
Congratulations! You've just killed your first coworker, you murderous little thing. You feel:
The office is kind of a maze, which leads to specific strategy ideas. You:
You're still alive, but former co-workers are threatening your position. You:
What Your Score Says About You
There's no complex math here; it's really all about how many times you answered '4.' If you got more than halfway through this poll with consistent '4' answers, you're probably well-equipped to survive a harrowing experience such as the one in The Belko Experiment, but you might also be the sort of person with whom co-workers might best enjoy a remote working relationship.