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ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: July 16, 2021
Director: Adam Robitel
Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Thomas Cocquerel
Plot: Zoey and Ben get pulled back into the sinister world of Minos and their high-stakes escape rooms
 
Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee
 
 
If you saw the first film in this franchise you know exactly what to expect out of this one. And it will give you exactly what you expect. Nothing more, and nothing less. 
 
Just like the first film, the characters are drawn into the game in an unsuspecting, but very high stakes way, and from then on it's a frantic race to find all of the clues and escape before they all die. It does have several moments of suspense, and there are a couple of twists along the way that make the story more compelling, but it is essentially the exact same film as the first one, just with updated rooms. 
 
There are a lot of good things about this film, but there are a few things that lessen the story and suspense. For one, it gets extremely annoying that the characters are always screaming as they are trying to figure out the clues. I get that it is a high stress environment, but the screaming is so annoying and over the top. Also, some of the clues are nearly impossible to figure out, but they always manage to get there. And finally, while this film does advance the overall story of the franchise, this film is essentially a replica of the first one. 
 
Aside from that, and a few plot holes that always pop up in movies like this, it is a fairly entertaining and fun flick. If you want to spice up your movie-going experience, but you don't want to go to a full on horror movie, this one is a good choice. Just don't expect too much out of it and you won't be disappointed. 

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ESCAPE ROOM

Rated: PG-13

Release Date: January 4, 2019

Director: Adam Robitel

Stars: Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell, Tyler Labine, Logan Miller

Plot: A group of strangers think they are getting ready to try to solve their way out of an escape room, but for them it isn't a game at all

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee

 

 

I was really hoping this would be a suspenseful film with a lot of think-on-your-feet moments. And I was pleasantly surprised that it lived up to that expectation for almost the entire movie. It felt a bit like watching a NATIONAL TREASURE movie, but with a quicker timeline and more violent and immediate chances at death.

 

The acting isn't great, the ending leaves a lot to be desired, (if you were disappointed by the end of THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, expect to be disappointed again), and some of the tasks are just plain silly, but over all it is a fun flick that is worth seeing with your buddies.

 

One of the neat parts of the movie is that you have a chance to figure out some of the clues along with the characters. Another great aspect is that nobody is safe. You aren't ever really sure if the hero is going to make it out alive. Maybe they do, maybe they don't I'm not spoiling the surprise.

 

If you like fast-paced, suspenseful films you should give this one a shot. It's not going to be on anyone's greatest horror flicks list, but it is still good for an entertaining 2 hours.