Science fiction is perhaps not the genre that is conjured up when thinking of the 1957 “12 Angry Men” TV series, but the scary horror film “Circle” takes a sci-fi approach to the story. classic, by forcing 50 strangers to decide the fates of others. in the room.
All individuals wake up in a dark room, standing atop glowing circular pedestals that look like an alien spaceship. As time goes on, the group realizes that one of them is killed every two minutes, or if someone dares to leave their designated spot in the circle. An unseen force seems to be responsible for their downfall until they realize that they can control who lives and dies by “choosing” each other. What follows is an endless debate concerning the value of human life and the immediate cohesion of allies based on shared political and moral views.
Sci-fi elements and the threat of death spike the film’s stakes beyond the bounds of a reality-bound analog story, forcing the brutal honesty of all everyone who is in this situation. Implicit prejudices, blatant bigotry, and fear of the “other” are evident, as a morbid social experiment carried out by an invisible threat thrusting humanity into their most demonic urges. “Circle” is one of the prime examples of how science fiction can be used to elevate a classic narrative style into something existential.
“Circle” is now available to stream on Netflix.
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