Watching Stallone and Arnold struggling against each other and tossing few witty one liners is itself a treat to watch. But how far does a prison break movie entertain us with a mundane plot is the big factor.
Ray Breslin (Stallone) is an endorsed individual, who breaks out from prisons for life. His main job was to examine the loop holes in the security system. In order to make this happen, he lures into the prison as an ordinary convict, sets up an escape plan and finally transpires it.
Consequently, as an exchange of a billion dollar cheque he accepts a deal to enter into a highly complicated prison which was designed to perfection. Things go usually wrong as it makes Breslin feel more uncomfortable. Eventually he teams up with Emil Rottmayer (Arnold), as they work out an escape plan which was nearly impossible to deliver.
Nonetheless, here are my issues with the movie, the plot was not fresh, we've seen things kinda things happen a long time back. Watching the massive old hands exchanging few tired punches and one liners may enthuse you, but the disinteresting sluggish screenplay and direction from Mikael Hafstrom often tests your patience on the most part. They were few rousing badass moments to care about, but they are not evenly balanced.
The dialogue in the movie was terrible, we often predict them badly and it kinda spoiled the stirring drama. They were few flimsy twists thrown around, which are easily predictable.
Nevertheless, the chemistry between Stallone and Arnold worked out really well which was the major entertaining part of the movie, they had delivered exactly the same what we expect them to. And if you intend to watch the movie only because of these two individuals, it may entertain you.
To conclude, Escape Plan is an easy one time watch, which only depends on your own interest. The story nor the action elements didn't really bother me on the most part. However, it's not totally terrible, but it may entertain you more if you sit back and watch it on a DVD.
My Rating - 2/5
Grade - C (Meh! Probably a rental)
-By Surya Komal aka KM