A Different Lock Up

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) is an expert when it comes to the security systems in prisons, that is because his job is to break out of them to highlight any inefficiencies. It is also why he is offered big bucks to test out the security of a new top secret prison for the worst offenders. But it seems that all maybe not as it seems as he finds himself thrown in to a new state of the art facility which has been designed around the information he has accrued over the years. Seeming stuck in a hell of his own creating he is going to have to find some new way out with the allies he makes on the inside such as Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) but also find out who it is who has put him behind bars.

If only Stallone and Schwarzenegger could have made a movie 25 years earlier it would have been something to have be seen, but as weather beaten actors who whilst still imposing figures are no longer the action heroes they once were their coming together for "Escape Plan" is not the movie it could have been. Oh "Escape Plan" is still entertaining because by sheer nature a prison break movie is always entertaining but watching Arnie run or Sly get physical is now a little sad when you consider what there actors were once like.

But as I said "Escape Plan" is entertaining thanks in part to the basic idea of a security expert whose book on prison security has lead to him being stuck in a prison of his own design. I won't go in to detail as there are some surprises which help to make this a battle against the impossible to the point of being entertainingly ridiculous but if that is what you enjoy, the over the top nature of action movies then this will certainly entertain.

Other than that there isn't much else to say, okay so Jim Caviezel is entertaining as the sadistic warden of this inescapable prison but sadly you remember "Escape Plan" for being a movie 25 years too late.

What this all boils down to is that "Escape Plan" is entertaining and whilst 25 years too late will be enjoyable for those who are fans of Stallone and Schwarzenegger but it isn't a great movie.

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