The Platform (Dead Meat Podcast #98)

7 apr 2020
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James and Chelsea review a timely, gruesome Spanish flick recently picked up by Netflix.
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  • I assumed ‘level 333’ was a reference to the devil, because there are two people per floor, hence 666 in total.

    Alex BullettAlex Bullett6 klukkustundum síðan
  • U know sometimes their are movies next to the video when they are talking about a certain movie........well on the corner is frickin annabelle creation like what the?

    Callingallgamers none of ur busnessCallingallgamers none of ur busness11 dögum síðan
  • Interesting hearing it be a critique of capitalism when in one of the tenets of communism is to each according to his need and the reason it fails is because those at the top never distribute resources as they are needed because the society is to big to make sure that happens which is why they fail.

    Cpl Myles Sqd Ld JohnsonCpl Myles Sqd Ld Johnson18 dögum síðan
  • No, in the movie they say the child is a boy, but then find out it's a girl.

    No, says possumNo, says possumMánuði síðan
    • it just means child in Spanish

      Thomas CummingsThomas Cummings27 dögum síðan
  • Was there a kill count of this?

    #BatWho Laughs#BatWho LaughsMánuði síðan
  • There is nothing saying its an above ground building is there? I assumed it was more of an underground facility

    BKSQDBKSQDMánuði síðan
  • Criticism of capitalism? The hole is literally communism in a nut shell from the grey walls to the way they distribute food/wealth. Even the lvl you live on is entirely out of your control. And the woman commentating this podcast has capitalism and communism mixed up.

    Aussie DaveAussie DaveMánuði síðan
    • ??????????????

      Thomas CummingsThomas Cummings27 dögum síðan
  • the thing about this movie that i respect is that both ends of the western economic political spectrum that are currently in discussion are thrown under the bus. people die at each others hands due to the trickle down economics of the platform, but at the same time when goreng and baharat attempt to corporally enact socialistic principles half of the people they were meant to help end up getting killed by them anyway. its really interesting to me how they criticize bodies of power for not using dialogue to solve problems and resorting to brutal violence at the first sign of revolt from the perspective of the socialists, even though those bodies of power will promote and encourage the idea that dialogue is the solution to conflict. typically that idea is only applied to nationalistic governments but this film chose to do it with the metaphor for socialists which to me demonstrates a willingness to undo political bias for the sake of artistic merit as both fields are criticized for their shortcomings

    Heliotrope SkiesHeliotrope SkiesMánuði síðan
  • Its snowpiecer but sideways!!!, this review is fukin sideways the fucks it got anything to with that 😂

    Paul DuffyPaul DuffyMánuði síðan
  • Interesting that they were so interested in keeping their message, cuz the English dubbed audio does NOT match the English subtitles.. like at all, it was terrible

    rh88rh88Mánuði síðan
  • so im guessing the ideal method is everyone only gets to eat every third day and even then it's extremely rationed. There's still no winners here.

    AugustEverlastingAugustEverlastingMánuði síðan
  • first episode i've heard - great!

    Keaton McSweeneyKeaton McSweeneyMánuði síðan
  • I need a kill count on this film

    Black Bendy The Crooked KingBlack Bendy The Crooked King2 mánuðum síðan
  • James calling him Tiramisu all episode is golden 🤣

    Resonant GamingResonant Gaming2 mánuðum síðan
  • Not a horror movie, but Exam (2009) roughly does the same thing.

    WriteCodeEverydayWriteCodeEveryday2 mánuðum síðan
  • She definitely goes on "only some BLM" walks lol

    Josh williaJosh willia2 mánuðum síðan
  • I don't think she likes capitalism... she should give her money away!! She has plenty :)

    Josh williaJosh willia2 mánuðum síðan
  • The whole boy/girl child thing could definitely be a translation error- if I’m not wrong, there isn’t really a specifically gender-neutral word for a lot of things in Spanish. Boy is hijo, and girl is hija, but if you’re referring to a child in general, not knowing the gender, you would say hijo. If you are referring to a group of children that has boys and girls in it, you would say hijos, which is also the word for a group of just boys, whereas a group of just girls would be hijas. So it’s possible the movie was referring to the child as not knowing her gender until we meet her.

    Elli SandbergElli Sandberg2 mánuðum síðan
  • We call them Sausage dogs in the UK too :)

    RynBirdRynBird2 mánuðum síðan
  • I guess gorang couldn’t take that shit to a new level

    XadecimalXadecimal2 mánuðum síðan
  • I'd order a totino's pizza. anyone messes with my greasy heaven gets the shank!

    AnjaliAnjali2 mánuðum síðan
  • just gonna copy paste what I commented on another video about el hoyo : At first, I thought that the little girl was Miharu's child that she bore in the prison after being raped (this would explain the rule of no underage kid. as she is the only child we actually see). But really, she might've been anyone's child at all, that Miharu decided to protect and feed... just a thought. I like to think she reached the outside, I don't think she was an hallucination Edit: Miharu's name meaning actually depends on the kanji used, which is not provided in the film. As a name, it is most likely written with the kanjis for ''beauty'' and ''spring'', therefore meaning beautiful spring. Miharu only means to open eyes if used as an actual verb, not as a name.

    SamiraSamira3 mánuðum síðan
  • My favorite food is a 100 gallon cereal

    gr4ygr4y3 mánuðum síðan
  • I'm I the only one that's right away thought "this building is underground" It's a basement that's goes 333 floors down into the earth.

    Bec TaddeoBec Taddeo3 mánuðum síðan
  • When "The Platform Kill Count"?

    KubaBabilonKubaBabilon3 mánuðum síðan
  • I watxh tgis film today

  • Y’know, I am now watching this, but it is so cute how they look at each other and smile so cute

    CreatorLunaCreatorLuna4 mánuðum síðan

    Alex CarvajalAlex Carvajal4 mánuðum síðan
  • 21:59

    Izanami's DeathIzanami's Death4 mánuðum síðan
  • you guys are talking about it like its above ground but its definitely underground.

    KerushiiKELSEYKerushiiKELSEY5 mánuðum síðan
  • snowpiercer kill count?!?!?!

    Drpepper603Drpepper6035 mánuðum síðan
  • please do the kill count of this

    Drpepper603Drpepper6035 mánuðum síðan
  • Wait... göering? HERMANN GOERING? Communist????? HE LIVED AND FAKED HIS DEATH!!! (Joke btw)

    Jeremy DanielJeremy Daniel5 mánuðum síðan
  • I think the administrative lady killed herself when they woke up on level 205 because that's when she realized she'd been lied to about how deep the floors go by the administrators meaning the food would never be enough

    Anthony JavornikAnthony Javornik5 mánuðum síðan
  • Oh my god the ad read

    A.A.G. H.A.A.G. H.6 mánuðum síðan
  • The whole thing of volunteer and you get a diploma is absolutely an allegory for the military.

    Hayley DanversHayley Danvers6 mánuðum síðan
  • It would suck to be in the platform if you have food allergies

    BornInthe Video gameBornInthe Video game6 mánuðum síðan
  • Literal Survival Series.

    SwirlsSwirls6 mánuðum síðan
  • Pyro did it better smh

    Tobey MatusikTobey Matusik6 mánuðum síðan
  • pls make a kill count

    BetweetyBetweety6 mánuðum síðan
  • Chelse is a karen

    Angel SutarAngel Sutar6 mánuðum síðan
  • for the ending, it might not be real it could just be in his head because come on do you think they can win a fight against a wwe fighter and a guy with a sword

    KangaroosterKangarooster6 mánuðum síðan
  • this is my favourite film

    KangaroosterKangarooster6 mánuðum síðan
  • My guess with it is it is all underground and the emptiness at the bottom is space for more floors since capitalism is ever growing and adding more floors at the bottom adds more food to the top

    Winged Wolf ProductionsWinged Wolf Productions6 mánuðum síðan
  • uuuhh i think youll find that the tallest building is the Whiz Khalifa

    Yeah, nah mateYeah, nah mate7 mánuðum síðan
  • Sending the message = The characters demonstrate hope, perseverance and resilience, and oppose what the Administration may think human nature is.

    Dimitar KaradzhovDimitar Karadzhov7 mánuðum síðan
  • how on earth do the people get into the building?

    Ben VincentBen Vincent7 mánuðum síðan
  • Just a guess, but I think the sub-layer is so that the people on the bottom floor don't get injured when the platform shoots up. it goes down so they have time to get out of the way.

    Ben VincentBen Vincent7 mánuðum síðan
  • The only "plothole" if you will I don't get is that I'm pretty sure the protagonist is supposed to be in the hole a full year. So either you are not on each floor 30 days or the movie doesn't show each floor they are on because there's one point where I believe the first roommate talks about the protag getting out soon? I could be wrong

    KangaroosterKangarooster7 mánuðum síðan
  • Sorry, I know y'all speed watch these movies while taking notes but (Mari?) the lady who comes down on the platform isn't described as just a crazy person. She is supposedly an inspiring actress who think surviving the hole will boost her cred. I really think she doesnt believe theres a kid because she so believes in the system. But really, HOW would a kid end up there??? Maybe that is what Mari brought to help her acting in scenes of desperation???

    KangaroosterKangarooster7 mánuðum síðan
  • And volunteers get whatever they want, the main guy just wants a diploma I assume to be able to get a new job. Because nobody knows how bad it truly is. The whole reason for the hole is to see how people do respond to that situation. They think they will thrive. But I love that the old first roommate says that he won't go for the protagonists dick and balls. And also people in poverty aren't necessarily bad people, they do what they must to survive

    KangaroosterKangarooster7 mánuðum síðan
  • It shows the popular ideal of "trickle down economy" and like how someone else said everyone could have just ate their favorite food all should be good.

    KangaroosterKangarooster7 mánuðum síðan
  • I’d love to see a kill count for this movie

    Le ForkLe Fork7 mánuðum síðan
  • "Obvio"

    Jesus SaucedaJesus Sauceda7 mánuðum síðan
  • I’m mostly excited about the Disco Elysium recommendation. Cool game

    Dark Arts DabblerDark Arts Dabbler7 mánuðum síðan
  • I saw them talk about this movie on WhatCulture a few months ago. Started watching it, but then got caught up in selling my house and moving out of state mid-pandemic so it took me almost 2 months to finally finish it lol it was pretty boring...that is all. And I thought Snowpiercer was much better than this!

    armnhc84armnhc847 mánuðum síðan
  • the poor dog in that movie

    TheRunnTheRunn7 mánuðum síðan
  • dilf

    Dr ShyhoDr Shyho7 mánuðum síðan
  • I never get tired of watching Chelsea try to protect poor Lucy's dignity, you guys are lucky Lucy doesn't have snapchat

    Internet Tough GuyInternet Tough Guy7 mánuðum síðan
  • The building probably goes half above ground half below

    Sam SmithSam Smith7 mánuðum síðan
  • I need a "the witches" kill count or podcast. Or both. Or just throw it in a nostalgia podcast. But really I just want you guys to talk about this insanity😂

    Hyrulian HeroHyrulian Hero7 mánuðum síðan
  • I love Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. It's about this dude who lives with his parents and sister in this rinky dink appartment- they have a maid too. So the guy works and basically all he does is work to support his family and their basic needs. One day he turned into a giant roach and his family eventually just keeps him in his room. They try to act normal at first but they can't help feeling revolted about what he has become. One day he just up and dies, the maid tosses his body in the trash, the family sells the apartment and leaves town. At this point they feel relieved that the guy is dead and no longer a burden to them.

    Marielena RuizMarielena Ruiz7 mánuðum síðan
  • so glad i wasnt the only one to draw Snowpiercer connections haha my dad thought i was crazy when i brought it up

    Greyson RoweGreyson Rowe7 mánuðum síðan
  • A whole book has about half a food calorie. It wouldn't have made much of a difference.

    Some GuySome Guy8 mánuðum síðan
  • Just bring a giant bag of ricin, put it in the food, repeat 2-4 times, no food shortage. Edit: remember to eat before you put the ricin in

    M HM H8 mánuðum síðan
  • When the girl keeps the panna cotta it doesnt get warm or cold, i think if everyone kept the dish that THEY ordered they would be allowed to keep it, the panna cotta could have been the girls dish.

    Dario ToskaDario Toska8 mánuðum síðan
  • jojo plot type movie

    aris podotasaris podotas8 mánuðum síðan
  • I love how Lucy the big old chunky cat is always take it up at least 25% of the picture frame

    zach wellezach welle8 mánuðum síðan
  • I was watching with my family Ffs why did their have to be a Jerking seen

    Safe n Fayon64 Sf64Safe n Fayon64 Sf648 mánuðum síðan
  • Until u guys cover Sleepwalkers Lucy’s never gonna leave u alone 😤

    Dick JonesDick Jones8 mánuðum síðan
  • James, we got the shitty Bird Box to have a kill count almost immediately after its release, so please make one for this one, too!

    Daniela BalgosDaniela Balgos8 mánuðum síðan
  • Great stuff guys I think the platform was great just based off the technical aspects, scared and commentary. But also we must change the narrative of Saw being torture porn: it’s a lot more than graphic gratuitous violence. The first wasn’t even ultra violent or gory tbh

    Zach GravesZach Graves8 mánuðum síðan
  • 333 floors 2 people on each floor. Do the math, demon worship.

    Stephen WaltersStephen Walters8 mánuðum síðan
  • Was I the only one who watched this with English audio?

    Raptor1974Raptor19748 mánuðum síðan
  • there is no way there was enough food for 666 people wtf , the platform needed to be at least 4 times larger for it to be in any way realistic, also the ending was just terrible. Still an ok film for the premise alone.

    random duderandom dude8 mánuðum síðan
  • nothing like snowpiercer. terrible comparison imo. The platform is new and refreshing.

    Jsko _Jsko _8 mánuðum síðan
  • Ok this isnt my comment I read it somewhere else but I forgot the name but they said that the scene were they are examaning the panacotta for the hair was at the end and that the child didn't exist the panacotta went up and the people up their thought it was sent up because of the hair so the message didn't work

    koolaidtyrantkoolaidtyrant8 mánuðum síðan
  • 202 is Month 4 btw, you got that wrong. Month 1 was level 48, Month 2 was 171, where Trimagasi tied him up, Month 3 was level 33 with Imoguiri, Month 4 was level 202 with Imoguiri again, then it was Month 5, level 6 with Baharat. Considering Goreng said he only asked for a 6 month sentence, he was so close to escaping and telling the world.

    Jade AnnabelJade Annabel8 mánuðum síðan
  • Chelsea where did you get your mug? It's perfect for my friend

    Jade AnnabelJade Annabel8 mánuðum síðan
  • 29:39 Trimagasi says "it is the people above making me do this" completely ignoring that until the night before he was "above" so in essence he is the one responsible either way

    UraniumUranium8 mánuðum síðan
  • I like how when they woke up on 171 people started screaming to the new room they are in

    Team AvengersTeam Avengers8 mánuðum síðan
  • This was a good film but the ending kinda ruined it a bit. However a sequel would be interesting.

    #BatWho Laughs#BatWho Laughs9 mánuðum síðan
  • I came for the podcast, but stayed for the cat... lol but for real, I really enjoyed this movie and can't wait for the kill count. I'm very happy that you both dedicated a podcast to discussing it :)

    Chris ReynoldsChris Reynolds9 mánuðum síðan
  • I wonder if the people at the top who throw themselves off of it is a metaphor for like... the rich people who get caught for a crime and then kill themselves because they don't want to go to prison? Because that was my initial thought of why someone at an upper level would do that. They know that they will suffer at a lower level, and as you said, you're assured of the lower level the next month if you wake up at a super high level. So instead of facing the consequences of the actions of the people above them, they kill themselves. It's basically a really messed up way of "quitting while you're ahead" in this scenario.

    Savannah HolmesSavannah Holmes9 mánuðum síðan
  • Especially the healthcare in the US is fucked up, ist is way better in many other countries

    HagenHagen9 mánuðum síðan
  • "I'm not a murderer" Ok Jigsaw, whatever gets you through the day

    Major MisfitMajor Misfit9 mánuðum síðan
  • When I watched it, it was dubbed with English. It wasnt Spanish with subtitles. It was English.

    bruiserweight05bruiserweight059 mánuðum síðan
  • This is the first time in watching their podcast and I wanna know if Chelsea always talks this much? I love listening it her talk she's so smart and analytical

    Hwa SaHwa Sa9 mánuðum síðan
  • My interpretation of the little girl is that the world pretends to care about children but they so often end up falling through the cracks and being forgotten or ignored, but children are the future so we need to protect them and take better care of them.

    Jessy HamiltonJessy Hamilton9 mánuðum síðan
  • I really enjoyed your kitty staring at the camera

    Elsa MannsElsa Manns9 mánuðum síðan
  • Who said its higher than the highest building? wouldn't building part of it underground be way easier?

    NepheosNepheos9 mánuðum síðan
  • El hoyo es un buena pelicula 👍

    El VolatileEl Volatile9 mánuðum síðan
  • I don't think Chelsea should be scared to voice her opinion on this movie. She always seems so timid when pointing on certain facts, especially if they are political in nature.

    amazing hannureamazing hannure9 mánuðum síðan
  • 8:00

    Sammy TweedySammy Tweedy9 mánuðum síðan
  • The child is always at the 333th floor and there you can keep food.

    Mario ZambarovMario Zambarov9 mánuðum síðan
  • I know it’s not part of the massage, but I saw a tie to the 5 stages of grief. One for each month

    Nathan MitchellNathan Mitchell9 mánuðum síðan
  • I just graduated with degrees in sociology and criminology and I just really appreciate your analysis and rationale of the characters. Being trapped in poverty absolutely causes the worst types of things, you guys nailed it.

    Matt SteverMatt Stever9 mánuðum síðan
  • james is a lucky man

    Mathew BrownMathew Brown9 mánuðum síðan
  • If your homeless just buy a house

    Joe FarrerJoe Farrer9 mánuðum síðan
  • This is by far my favorite Podcast Episode. Awesome job Chelsea. ( Also James)

    Dani LaraDani Lara10 mánuðum síðan