Sly and Arnold face off in by-the-numbers shoot-’em-up “Escape Plan”.
Stallone and Schwarzenegger outdo each other in stony faces, struggling to survive lockdown in a remote, high security installation: as professional jail-breaker, Breslin’s (Stallone) job is to crack the system, whilst Arnie tries his hand at enigma, tagging along for the escape ride so that he can get back to being an Occupy string-puller. It all ends with some impressive Last Action Hero-style machine gunnery and the inevitable injunction to “Have a nice day” – depending on your preferences, of course.
Escape Plan | Directed by Mikael Håfström (USA 2013) with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel. Starts November 14
Originally published in issue #121, November 2013.