ESCAPE PLAN (15)
D: Mikael Håfström
Lionsgate/Summit (Mark Canton, Randall Emmett, Remington Chase, Robbie Brenner & Kevin King-Templeton)
USA 🇺🇸 2013
W: Miles Chapman & Arnell Jesko
DP: Brendan Galvin
Ed: Elliot Greenberg
Mus: Alex Heffes
Sylvester Stallone (Ray Breslin / Anthony Portos), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Emil Rottmayer / Victor Mannheim), Jim Caviezel (Warden Hobbes), Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson (Hush), Amy Ryan (Abigail Ross), Vinnie Jones (Drake), Vincent D'Onofrio (Lester Clark)
Sylvester Stallone plays Ray Breslin, a structural engineer who makes his living breaking out of prison so security measures can be improved.
His new job, offered by top CIA agents, is to be incarcerated in a maximum security, unescapable prison for a bounty of a reward. He accepts, but soon learns he's been set up and faces the rest of his life in the brutal penitentiary.
With the help of political prisoner, under the guise Anthony Portos, he hatches an escape plan and seeks revenge on his former business associate who backstabbed him.
It's all a rather brainless spin on the usual prison breakout thriller, with the guilty pleasure of pairing two of Hollywood's biggest action stars Stallone and Schwarzenegger, albeit about two decades too late.
Enjoyable enough for the running time, but it doesn't match up to any of the events from the excellent TV show 'Prison Break'.