Expert at prison break, Ray Breslin [Sylvester Stallone] gets deceived and confined to a maximum security prison situated at a mind-bogglingly unknown location.
Trapped and beaten, Ray soon teams up with Emil Rottmayer [Arnold Schwarzenegger] and chalks out a daring escape.
Having laughed all through most of the movie, I feel watching Escape Plan is like spending a short weekend, rollicking by the hilarity of one and the “vegetarian” like punches of the other!
If you have been a fan of the surly, gravel-voiced Sly of the Rocky-Rambo fame or of the Californian ex-governor’s penchant for those amusing one liners—delivered of course with mumbling-numbing way [barring of course the superbly clearly pronounced F… words]—then buddy, this movie is a must see for you and you are less likely to slip in the old-grouch-mould and brag about the sunken face and popped-up veins of the one and the stiff joints of the other!
If you ignore the explosions, the bullets, the blood, Escape Plan is 116 minutes of pure fun.
Isn’t it pitiable how adroitly the mysterious Jessica Miller [Catrione Balfe] lures the knowledgeable and super confident Ray into the high-tech prison to entrap him?
Though it does make one realize the wisdom of the old adage: power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Perhaps possessing absolute confidence-knowledge duo by one person could enable him to script his own ruin!
But with Sly we are always confident he will manage to learn the layout of the place, the routine of the guards and find a helping insider — Arnold Schwarzenegger no less — to effect the break.
The audience will rock with laughter watching clowning acts by Arnie who can easily tower over a brilliant star performer like Sly!
Arnie’s antics sure enough dupe the vigilant guards helping Sly learn how to undo a plate, and on the whole make the tight security layout littered with more holes than a golf course with the “efficient” guards not even able to fire straight!
Amid all the fun-and-frolic who complains of mindless story line and minimal character development?
Rating: 3,5 prison bars
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