The Platform is originally a Spanish movie that came out in 2019. This one is a science fiction horror film. The talk about a new sequel that is The Platform 2 is going on. I’ll be just talking about The Platform 2 update and other important details about this upcoming new movie. Also, spoilers are part of this post, and this is a quick spoiler warning for all of you who don’t like spoiler content. Without delaying the post any more, let us begin discussing the topic.
The Platform 2 update
Platform 2 will be released in 2021, although this isn’t officially announced yet, but reports suggest that there is indeed going to be a sequel to the original movie, and it will probably be released in 2021. Netflix has acquired the rights of The Platform movie, and The Platform was released on Netflix in March 2020, which is last year. Netflix, as we know, renew any show based on its popularity worldwide, the same can be said for the movies.
If movies become insanely popular, we’ll get to see more of those sequels because they will generate good revenue. This is the reason why the fans of The Platform are positive that the movie will be renewed for a sequel. So far there has been absolutely so much information about the movie released which is sad but the hopes that information will come sooner rather than later.
The Platform Details
The Platform movie directed was Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. This movie was written by Pedro Rivero and David Desola. The main cast of this movie was Alexandra Masangkay, Emilio Buale Coka, Antonia San Juan, Zorion Eguileor, Iván Massagué, etc. Music of the movie has been provided by Aranzazu Calleja and cinematography by Jon D. Domínguez. Haritz Zubillaga and Elena Ruiz were the editors of this movie.
Production companies of The Platform are Basque Films, Mr. Miyagi Films, Plataforma La Película and A.I.E. Owners of the distribution part of the movie are Netflix. This movie was released on 06 September 2019 and then again on Netflix on 20 March 2020. The is made in the Spanish language as its country of origin is Spain. The Platform won People’s Choice Award for Midnight Madness in 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. So, let us see if the movie is made, which one of the above people involved in the first movie will be involved in the second.
The Platform Plot
What is The Platform movie all about? The movie is about two main characters who are in a tower-style facility. It is sort of a prison with cells ok each floor. Food is served on each cell via platforms that run over the cells.
What the upper cell prisoner eats and he what he leaves moves to the lower cell and so on. Food is served for just up to two minutes per day. This indeed is a horrible thing to do. Thus, meaning there isn’t enough food for the lowermost cell.
There are just two humans in each cell and the prison is completely a vertical building. There is also a woman who comes down the platform every month in search of her loved one and whoever tries to irritate her, she is able to kill them with ease. One main character ended up in this prison for a year sentence for killing people and the other one volunteered in return for a diploma. Sooner or later all prisoners are shifted from cell to cell and they are allowed to keep one item with them which they had in their last sell, remember just one item.
Then the real story is set in motion. The nightmare of being at the end of the hole and the trauma and torture one suffers from it is indeed horrific to watch. The Platform has won a total of 9 awards and 14 nominations to go on with them. The storyline of this movie is certainly pretty intriguing. The movie is a horror one and it is made in the best way possible, as everything seems to be in place in the movie but as we know no human can make a perfect product but overall it is a fairly good movie, to say the least.
The Platform Critic Response
There are some well-known websites that review and rate the movies. IMDb has given The Platform rating of 7/10. Rotten Tomatoes has given it a rating of 83% and an average rating of 7.43/10. The movie became more popular due to Coronavirus pandemic when it was launched on Netflix last month and now has become the talk of the town and fans are demanding a new sequel and but the looks of response received Netflix will be more than just obliged to fulfil their requests.
The Guardian has suggested this movie as a perfect remedy for quarantine content. So, let us see whether the official news regarding The Platform 2 will ever come out or not. Let us know your thoughts regarding The Platform 2 in comments.