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[Film Review] Escape Room doesn’t let interest escape despite being PG-13

[Film Review] Escape Room doesn’t let interest escape despite being PG-13

When I first saw the trailer for Escape Room I was intrigued, excited on the release of the first horror movie of the year. It reminded me of the Cube (1997) but with a bigger budget and over the top fx including the deaths such as the predecessors Saw, Hostel, Battle Royale, Belko Experiment where we need to see all of the above to satisfy our blood thirsty pallet. However, when walking into the theater I saw the kiss of death for a horror movie “PG-13” I was already writing my negative review for the film in my head. The film was actually, great! Hear me out on this because hopefully you’ll give the movie a chance which it deserves despite maybe a few minor things I wish were changed. Like Saw and Cube, Escape room has puzzles that need to be solved or suffer the consequences of death. Escape Room opens up with one of the characters (BEN) played by (LOGAN MILLER) falling through the roof trying to solve a puzzle in what appears to be a study room. The sound of the score shows us that the film is starting off intense and it doesn’t let down with a good storyline to boot. The film starts off by introducing the characters Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Tyler Labine, Adam Robitel, Nik Donai, Jay Ellis, Jessica Sutton, Jamie Lee Money whereas the official plot of the film is as follows: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to survive. The film introduces us a different room representing the person’s personal drama where as the first room “The Hot room” showcasing Deborah’s character about a fear for being burned. Which is interesting because the rooms showcase their greatest fears that helped them escape and now, we have to wonder are they to survive again. What kept me going aside from the story was there was no need for romance or even too much comedy. There is some but not a whole lot in the film to make up for the gore and violence since it’s pg-13, including making any of the female characters as sex appeal. The actors and actresses did a great job portraying real people with severe issues of PTSD that they are reminded in every room. Now don’t get me wrong the movie is violent but not over the top where it comes off silly or even as “torture porn” it showcases great scenes which left me satisfied. Yet, like always let’s discuss the bad. The film does have an interesting ending where we learn the true nature of the beast on why and kind of who is behind this. Which is great and all for some closure, but the big reveal sets up a possible franchise but at the same time deludes the film where it’s kind of loses its charm? Overall, it’s something I can forgive if they keep the momentum of the first film going forward and maybe change the reveal a little more. So, over all the film is very much worth seeing, worth owning or worth renting. It’s the first film of 2019 and it looks like it’s going to be a good year for horror.




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Trailer review: Escape Room is the big budget version of Cube

Trailer review: Escape Room is the big budget version of Cube

Well it was bound to happen. A horror movie about Escape rooms. Sure, Saw (2004) and Cube (1997) might be the most legendary horror movies to feature the subject. Spawning sequels and even a Saw theme escape room in Vegas, but there hasn’t been a film quite like this. Escape room is the new film coming soon in January to be. The film plot is simple but will eventually reveal the secrets behind everything shortly: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to survive. Now on paper this doesn’t really sound convincing or even worth a watch. However, while watching the trailer I am more than excited to see a movie that’s not only going to take place in a room or just one death trap, this movie has a wide range of traps, puzzles, clues and environments that would make any horror fan intrigue. There’s no rating for the movie yet, but I’m hoping for a Rated R and not just for language. A movie like this let’s pull all the stops because most likely this could be an interesting franchise. Plus, it has some great stars like Deborah Ann Woll who you’ll remember from True blood (2008-2014) and Tyler Labine Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010) So let’s recap a movie about escape rooms where every item is a clue and every item could lead to their ultimate demise. Six strangers connected, and this is their “Hell” no time limit but no time to waste since the room will kill them with no second thought in a clever way. This is a big deal since next year we are getting a lot of great horror movies and what better way to start the new year than with a horror movie! Jan 2019 get ready to solve the puzzle of Escape Room.

 

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Tucker and Dale vs Evil…2?

Tucker and Dale vs Evil…2?

Evil Will Meet Its Match...Again

By John Roisland

Tucker and Dale vs Evil Blu-ray menu
Remember Tucker and Dale vs Evil? Who doesn't?!?! Everyone who is anyone has seen the hysterical and blood soaked 2010 film. Recently announced at Horror Hound in Cincinnati, Ohio, by the stars themselves, there will be a Tucker and Dale vs Evil 2. Tyler Labine (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Alan Tudyk (Firefly), who were guests at the convention doing a celebrity panel together, said that the producers emailed an outline them both. They duo continued, "We are honing in on who we want to write it. We really want to make another one!"

Tucker and Dale vs EvilThe story itself doesn't have a screen writer yet, and both stars have openly stated in the past that they “would never do a sequel if it's shit", so its a safe bet that this one is gonna be a bit of a wait. Sadly, the original film didn't have a long run at the theaters. However, it has enjoyed its own found success by rapidly becoming a huge cult classic since, so the fan base is most definitely there and eagerly waiting to see what happens!

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