The writer had really something in mind and you can tell. This film is a work of art and I love it. The exposition is very clear and interesting. A lot of reviews that give this film a bad rating seem to miss the point by far. You should not watch this film in means of pointing out the plot holes only to be disappointed by the ending. I find it very sad that people are complaining about the wrong things and not getting the whole picture.
This should not be taking literally. People seem to think that every movie is like a MARVEL movie meaning you can watch it with one eye closed and then complain about the ending because it did not hand everything out to you. This movie is a study on human mind and psychology In the end, the man sacrifices himself for the greater good, not about the girl, not about him surviving nor escaping.
Also I’ve noticed that the bad reviews come from people who want things explained to them. Things like government in this movie is just an explanation for the whole “prison” system to be justified. Suspension of disbelief. Why do these things need to be explained, when everything’s that needs to be pointed out, is.
It’s a very philosophical film and interesting that makes you think deeply about the situation, and how when humans are put into this system, the system takes over and all the good in humans vanishes. And the point is that, it’s not our fault. We are programmed like that, and can’t do nothing about it. The ending was perfect, doesn’t matter what happened to the girl, you’ll need to figure out that by yourself. And by that I don’t mean theorizing literally where did she end up, but instead what was the point of the girl, the message they had to deliver ground floor, was there really even a message needed to be delivered, or was it just for nothing.
Now maybe some answers could be found trom the book Don Quixote, haven’t read it, but after this I reckon I will at some point. There was this quote in the end from the book that went something like It’s how you use your prosperity and wealth, not how much you have it. That sums up the whole meaning of this prison system, and may be my favorite quote ever among some others.
And especially what makes this film marvelous is that it delivers this concept perfectly, I didn’t get the feeling of “oh well great concept but It could’ve had been done better, because I feel that the director got his message through.
Also what I find very interesting is how at the top, where the food was being made, the guy who was responsible for it all, was very picky about how perfect the food had to be and even the tiniest of hair in the food was not acceptable: I KNOW that that is an allegory, just can’t figure to what. Maybe god. Need more time to think about it and maybe re-watch the film.
Review by antonkostrov