Friday, November 8, 2013

Film Of The Week: ESCAPE PLAN (2013)

One of the world's foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one particular final job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, higher-tech facility called "The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) have to recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to support devise a daring, almost not possible program to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built. ESCAPE Strategy is the first pairing of action legends Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in top roles, and co-stars Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio and Amy Ryan.

I was surprised to see how fresh and full of action Escape Program was when I saw it. I guess it was primarily since I had noticed so a lot of Stallone and Schwarzenegger motion pictures my whole life that just when I feel they've reached their limit, they take themselves a handful of additional steps of amazing further. And I nearly skipped out on this one as well... glad I didn't.

Sylvester Stallone plays Ray Breslin, the world's major prime specialist in prison safety, understanding every and every single step it requires to program a clean break, and successfully demonstrating each and every and everytime. Soon enough, his services are warranted by a lawyer representing a private prison, off the books and not accountable within any region of the world, which is a massive danger for Breslin who accepts the job significantly to the chagrin of his group.

1 day later as scheduled, Breslin is black-bagged and spirited away and cut off from his team and the outside planet, quickly to discover that there is far more to this job than meets the eye. And from the moment Breslin ultimately wakes up in his new cell, his assignment instantly turns into a fight for survival, with the possibility of escape next to nil whilst inside of a maximum security facility run by a mad warden who built the prison primarily based on a book Breslin wrote.

With conspiracy is abound and loyalties questioned, Breslin has no decision but to make buddies, strategize and stay alive long enough to find out who is really pulling the strings and escape as quickly as attainable, or die in a prison of his personal virtual design.

Escape Program is not to be missed. I enjoyed it from beginning to finish, understanding far more about the characters and not obtaining too stuck in moments where transition was needed. The dialogue was great as well-funny, witty and full of drama and tension, additional ornamented by actor Jim Caviezel, and fellow lead action star Arnold Schwarzenegger whose comedic timing, as often, speaks volumes!

The action proved strong as both Stallone and Schwarzenegger still manage to hold their personal on the huge screen, in addition to fellow action badass Vinnie Jones, lending a lot credibility to the action of the film, with the general suspense, hurdles and elemental danger faced by our characters. I was immediately drawn back to the days when Stallone created films like Cliffhanger and Daylight even though watching specific scenes, and I'm really pleased to see that Stallone, inarguably, can nonetheless pull it off.

Taking into consideration that the film is lead by two top Hollywood blockbuster greats, I'm inclined to look at Escape Strategy as a standout sentence in a continual enjoy letter to the action motion pictures of the 1980's and 90's with films like The Expendables trilogy, Universal Soldier: Regeneration and Day Of Reckoning, and other films as of late. There is raw suspense, the threat of mortality and no effortless bullet-dodging or flying, all of which appear to accompany most motion pictures presently. And fortunately, we have Sly, Arnold and co., along with director Mikael Halfstrom to remind us that movies like this are nevertheless achievable. All it takes is Function...and a small *ahem*...planning!

Job nicely completed gang!

I say appear forward to The Expendables three and Sabotage when they're released quickly. Be advised, it only gets much better.
Film Of The Week: ESCAPE PLAN (2013)
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