Escape Plan Film Review
Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger is no longer Governater of California and can focus on making movies again, we fans are elated. We know it won’t be My Dinner With Andre or Citizen Kane but as a friend once said to me, “Movies are movies. Film is art. Some movies are made for different reasons, but film is STILL art.” I guess there is enough to debate on that issue but Escape Plan is not going to win any awards but I have to say it is a cool ride. Escape Plan stars Sylvester Stallone as Ray Breslin, a master tactician for breaking out of prisons to show their flaws. He is a published author and the hottest commodity for someone testing their new prison facility. He receives an offer of 5 million dollars to breakout of a prison that is “off the grid’. Ya know, black ops kind of stuff. The prison is high tech with all of the guards wearing creepy black face masks and they carry tazer billy clubs as well as top of the line firearms. This prison supposedly houses the worst of the worst. The kind of scum sucking vermin that no one wants in their prison. So for a nice payday of 5 million dollars, why not? Well, nothing goes as planned and Ray is now in a prison with no way out. He does not even know where he is for help to come and find him. SNAFU’d. He meets Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger), a fellow inmate and Rottmayer seems to know more about Breslin than he lets on. The prison is run by Warden Hobbes (Jim Caviezel) who speaks very softly and has many big sticks at his disposal, most notable Drake (Vinnie Jones). It isn’t long before Ray begins to look for a way out with the help of Rottmayer.