Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Escape Plan Movie Review

Escape Plan (A)

Length: - 1 hr. 57 min.

Escape Plan has good plot but its execution is weak. Sometimes it’s hard to understand the way things are being executed. Film’s center character is Ray Breslin (Stallone) a prison breaking expert, who tests the reliability of the prisons in order to ensure that prisoners can stay there for longer time. According to Breslin a successful breakout depends on three things- knowing the layout, understanding the routine, and help from the outsider. Breslin gets a new assignment to check the one of the most secure prison in the world. Reaching there he comes to know that he has been double crossed and there is no way to escape from the prison as it’s on a ship in the middle of the sea. Also, he has lost contact with his teammates. How Breslin escapes is interesting to watch?

Arnold and Sylvester Stallone are together in the film which has certainly raised the expectations from it before the release itself. Both Arnold and Sylvester seem to be under-utilized in the film. Neither there are enough fighting sequences nor does the use of weapons which was required in a film with these two actions oriented heroes. The pace of the film is slow which makes the twists and turns less enjoyable. Dialogues are cheesy like “you hit like a vegetarian” and “you do not look that smart, you do not either”.

What could have helped the film is much faster pace and less confusing and finely executed twists and turns. So that as the film proceeds you do not feel like missed something. Arnold remains as a supporting character almost till the end. There is a Muslim character in the film played by Faran Tahir through whom  Hindi dialogues are added  like: Yeh jahannum ke darwazeh hai” are added in the film.Bollywood has already planned for the remake of the same film featuring Akshay Kumar and Joh Abraham in main leads.

Overall, Escape Plan remains an above average affair in spite of the curiosity which was being created.

Verdict: - Not as good as expected

Ratings: -    2.5 / 5 Stars

Escape Plan Movie Official Trailer

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