Right off the bat, I’ll address what you’re probably thinking: why did I even see this movie? Since I started posting on my blog again, most of the movies I’ve been watching are a bit “high-brow” and now this? Well, it was being shown at my school for free so I said to myself “How bad could it be?” Turns out it could be pretty bad. I wish I could have “escaped” from this movie.
I’m not going to go into too much detail because this doesn’t really deserve it. It isn’t written well, it’s poorly acted, and most of the other aspects are average to below-average.
Arnold and Sly weren’t terrible necessarily, but almost every single other actor was atrocious. Especially whatsername from the Office (I’m not going to put too much effort into this review since the filmmakers didn’t put too much effort into the film). I always thought that she was great on the Office, and unfortunately it seems that she was just really well cast in it.
There are too many problems for me to mention, so I’ll keep it to the big one that I found: the flaw with the entire premise. Oh, and spoilers if you really care (you shouldn’t). The whole concept revolves around these evil people that want to get rid of Sly’s character forever so they put him in jail. These ridiculously evil people somehow draw the line at killing. I don’t get it.
Anyway, there’s a lot more that I could say, but just take my word for it. You should skip Escape Plan.