Film review: Escape Plan (NC16)

Film review: Escape Plan (NC16)
Cinema still: Escape Plan

Escape Plan (NC16)
116 minutes

Rating: 3 out of 5

Action stars Sylvester Stallone, 67, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, 66, continue to shoot them up in cinemas as though it were the 1980s. Ray Breslin (Stallone) is a security expert who escapes from prisons to point out their flaws. For his latest assignment, he is planted inside a top-secret facility. He soon realises he has been incarcerated for good and will need the help of fellow prisoner Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to escape. This is a B-grade thriller with a straightforward high concept: Watch Sly and Arnie bust out of a state-of-the-art prison where the cells are transparent and the inmates' every move is monitored by cameras. The guards are masked and heavily armed. Yet, there is never any doubt the pair will escape. Still, there is a certain pleasure in watching how the hurdles are overcome. Just do not quibble too much over the plot details.


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