I have mixed feelings about this movie. It wasn’t pulling my hair out nonsense but there was nothing that I actually liked either. Escape Rooms are quite intriguing to me and I absolutely ffind it a brilliant activity for team building.


SYNOPSIS

Escape Room (2019) - IMDb

Six strangers are given mysterious black boxes with tickets to an immersive escape room for a chance to win tons of money. Being locked in several rooms with extreme conditions, they discover the secrets behind the escape room and must fight to survive and to find a way out.

THOUGHTS

A PG-13 Saw Movie

This wasn’t a horror movie and I am scared easily. It was definitely violent and some of the scenes were potentially thrilling but only on a PG -13 level . It was quicker to guess whose going to die next and who the director liked the least. Even though it had a very promising premise, it failed to deliver on the horror scenes altogether. Let’s just say, the ending was much more intriguing then the whole movie.

Irritating Characters

Not that the acting was downright awful, but it was spectacular either. I personally would have loved the character arcs to have been explored a bit more. Some of the ideas they came up with were absolutely dumb and I hate those kind of horror movies where characters aren’t smart enough to catch on.

If this is supposed to be a survival story, these guys do a terrible job at surviving.

Interesting Escape Rooms

Personally, I liked the puzzles and all the different rooms that they had to escape from. Loved how each element was used against them along with how the human behavior changes under pressure. I would have loved to see more complex puzzles but there wasn’t much that we had to use our brains for either. Clues were easily found without much logic put into how they came on that conclusion and well that is no fun to watch, where is the guesswork and logical mind at play.. Okay, there were a few scenes were the characters tried using their head but it just dint cut it for me.
Also, my favorite out of all the rooms has to be the Ice Cold Room.

RATING – 2.0/5.0

Overall, this was a one time watch. I am not sure if I will watch the 2nd Part. The set design was the only highlight for me in the entire movie.

DETAILS

Genre : Action, Adventure, Horror
Language: English
Duration: 1 Hr 39 Mins.
Year Released : 2019