The Experiment is an American remake of the German film Das Experiment. A group of men respond to 'wanted' ad in the newspaper. A psychological experiment is being conducted where the men will be put into a prison environment. Some of the men are inmates while the others are selected as guards. They are promised absolute safety but warned that civil liberties will be taken away. Like the German movie, I didn't much like this....
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As to be expected, chaos and mayhem is inevitable. A pecking order is formed and it's a survival of the fittest situation. What irritated me was the conclusion. There was no reasonable purpose and (for me at least) it felt like a big waste of time. I felt like I was being preached to and that the movie was a big moral lecture about the nature of man. Blah Blah Blah... yeah men are evil... we are violent by nature... yadda yadda. And so if this is the point they are making and they even show us visions of war then we're essentially fucked as a species and there's not much point to any of it... least of all this stupid movie.