Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Escape Plan”

October 27th, 2013 at 10:58 am by under A Look at the Movies

Three-Star

Rated R

1 hour 55 minutes

Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel

Let me tell you, there wasn’t been a prison built that Sylvester Stallone can’t break out of.

That’s what he does for a living.

But since Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger can’t carry a movie all by themselves anymore, they need each other for a foolproof “Escape Plan” from the world’s toughest prison. But something has gone wrong.

Surprise, Jim Caveivel’s Warden Hobbs just happens to be a sadist, as we know all Wardens are.

The writers have marinated the plot with every prison film cliché imaginable. But the real fun is having Stallone and Schwarzenegger grunt their way through the dialogue.

The two aging superheroes do us a favor by delivering amusing performances in what turns out to be a fairly sharp escape adventure.

If you let your guard down, the intricate plotting might even catch you by surprise.

While the heroes languish behind bars, Stallone’s confederates on the outside are stymied. They can’t locate the mysterious prison.

I hope you realize “Escape Plan” isn’t to be taken too seriously. If you enjoy the film for what it is, slam bang foolishness, you won’t mind my giving “Escape Plan” 3 stars.

Because just seeing Schwarzenegger sneering is alone worth the price of admission.