Now, it was no The Last Stand, mind you. But it took what worked from each of their movies last year (and, yeah, what didn’t) and threw it in a blender and we got Escape Plan.
Sylvester Stallone is the most serious man in the world. His job is “Security Consultant” and he breaks out of prisons for a living because of an awful tragedy in his past. Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the world’s biggest movie stars and, in this movie, he’s playing a guy who is locked in a prison that was built by a guy who read Sylvester Stallone’s book.
Together, they fight crime.
Well, maybe not “crime” but they end up in the toughest-to-escape-from prison on the planet and, you guessed it, they have to get out.
The only thing that I didn’t really understand was the motivation of the bad guys. Without veering too deeply into politics, when you’re dealing with the worst of the worst, the most evil of the most evil, the toughest of the toughest… isn’t “a private prison” a really, really, really, really expensive solution? We’re well past “reasonable doubt” considerations here. And that’s without getting into the specific motivations of the bad guys in this movie that I couldn’t explain to you if I wanted to give spoilers.
But it’s Stallone/Schwarzenegger. If you *REALLY* cared about that sort of thing, you’d have gone to see some movie with somebody else in it.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?