People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different. In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all. Read on!
Action icons Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up so that they can escape an inescapable prison.
Escape Plan turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Granted, the movie certainly exists largely as an excuse to get the charisma-loaded combo of Stallone and Schwarzenegger onto one screen, but I found it to be an inspired throwback to the sort of concept-driven action films that dominated the 80s and early 90s. There’s also more brains than brawn at play in it, which I thought was sort of refreshing.
If you grew up loving a lot of the movies that these guys used to star in, then Escape Plan is worth at least a matinee.
There’s nothing wrong with going old school.