Escape Plan

Rated 1.0

In Escape Plan, Sylvester Stallone, so painted and stitched together he could be starring as the Scarecrow in The Wiz, plays the world's leading expert on breaking out of prisons. Companies hire him to pose as a prisoner and stage his own breakouts, but a lucrative assignment to test an off-the-grid superprison turns out to be a setup. Inside, he teams up with a mysterious criminal played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is even more ill-equipped than Stallone to carry as much bad dialogue as the sloppy script forces on him. Schwarzenegger's character is minor, but an excess of screen time bloats the film to an indulgent two hours and necessitates a barrage of nonsensical third-act plot twists. I don't know what the opposite of “witty repartee” is, but that seems to be what Stallone and Schwarzenegger were going for in their scenes together.