Escape Plan

Jays Rating:
Actors: / /

Two of the biggest action stars of the 80’s team up in the action-thriller, Escape Plan. Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone ) the world’s best prison escape artist – is paid to be an undercover inmate in high security prisons and find a way to break out. When sent to a prison with a reputation of being impenetrable, the warden named Hobbes (Jim Cavievel) tells Breslin he will never leave. Breslin realizes he’s been framed and teams up with a German inmate named Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger), to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. This movie is what you probably expect; plenty of action, a simple plot and lots of entertainment. It’s great seeing our favorite action stars on screen again and this time together as co-stars. Stallone and Schwarzenegger have been talking about starring in a film together for decades but the timing was never right. The two have excellent chemistry together and I think their acting has even improved with age. (Of course this isn’t Shakespeare and there aren’t exactly any dramatic lines in an action film like this.) Stallone still has charisma and Schwarzenegger continues throwing out great one-liners. The director dropped the ball in this movie when he had Stallone and Schwarzenegger whispering when they are planning their escape. Think about it, imagine Schwarzenegger’s accent and Stallone’s mumbling, then have both men talking softly with various prison sounds in the background. (The movie needed subtitles, but that still wouldn’t have helped me.) If you don’t attend this film expecting much you will really enjoy it and I’m giving it a B- rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA