Friday, 18 April 2014

“Escape Plan” has an ingenious plot

Reviewed by Nancy Snipper

When Ray Breslin, one of the world’s greatest authorities on structural prison security meets Emil Rottmayer in one of his escape testing missions, both  realize, it’s not a test that Breslin will eventually report on, but the real deal: They’ve  been put in The Tomb – a place where escaping is basically impossible. Rottmayer is there to be interrogated by the sadistic warden to get information on a wanted man (there’s a twist there), and Breslin who thinks it’s just another gig for him in his line of work, comes to realize that he’s there for good. There is no escape. The entire world of prison security corporations have invested in a new type of prison that is seal-proof. By Breslin not being able to escape proves it works, and this will bring in hoards of money to Breslin’s manager - not to mention investors.

Both prison buddies find all kinds of ways to attempt escaping and their imaginative modus operandi works, but not without pain and horrific hardship.

Sylvester Stallone as Breslin and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up in their heroic roles. These old boys have not lost their on-screen magic. Together, they are two pros who are totally entertaining to watch. Their veteran acting makes the entire movie a great escape for all. 

(This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, in Verdun,  Quebec.)
(Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, à Verdun, Québec.)