Escape Room: Movie Review

Escape Room
Author: Admira Parveen | Staff Blogger

Escape room is a thriller film in similar veins as the movies Saw and The Hunger Games. It works on a basic level and promises to keep you entertained for the most part just like escape room Glasgow. However, the tale is quite sadistic and leaves a lot of questions unanswered.

The story is about six people, who strangely enough, are summoned to solve puzzles in locked spaces and elaborately constructed chambers. The game entails getting through these rooms to avoid death and hence winning a grand prize of ten thousand dollars in the end. The players include a student named Zoey, a war veteran Amanda, an escape room enthusiast Danny, a businessman Jason, a grocery store clerk Ben and an ex-mine worker Mike. All the characters although coming from diverse backgrounds have one thing in common – they are all lone survivors.

As they escape from one room to another, the puzzles and circumstances surface as fresh and intriguing to hold the interest of the audience. The game is designed to tap into the deepest fears of the players. It is visioned to represent the “game of life” and follows the idea of “survival of the fittest.”

Escape Room clearly intends to become a series, and that’s a shame because the least interesting thing is like any general story that linked sequels and prequels. Where this movie shines is in bringing together six characters from different backgrounds and then forcing them into a survival situation without the sadism or cruelty that a tough R horror movie could inflict. When it comes to being your thing, Escape Room is remarkably liberating and exciting. When it comes to other franchises, you’re stuck.

While the first half is exhilarating, the beginning of the second half gets clichéd and predictable. Although
the ending is gripping and anxiety-inducing, it fails to keep up with the big hype and build-up that the movie leads to. The movie ends in a cliff-hanger which promises a sequel, but I doubt if it will be worth the watch.

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