Thursday, June 27, 2013

'Escape Plan' - Coming Soon

I couldn't find the embedded trailer but you can see it by going HERE.


Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

Around the time of "Expendables 2" Arnold was talking about a movie he was working on called "The Tomb". I think this is that movie, except with a different name, probably because "Escape Plan", while a very direct title, lets you know that its a "prison break" movie.

Stallone really dominates this trailer. I'm sure when they get closer to the release date, they'll make an alternate trailer with more of his footage. Then again of the two, Stallone is probably the better "hook". While Stallone started out his career big in dramas like Rocky were he can be that identifiable audience avatar. By contrast, the Arnold's best characters are larger than life but very subdued personally. Thats great for a male power fantasy but it can be difficult to connect with for a wide audience most of the time.

"You hit like a vegetarian". I love that line.

Kal said...

I actually think this will be more enjoyable that The Expendibles which I found totally boring. Didn't even bother with the second part. I hope this has a cool Rube Goldberg feel to the escape plan.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Aren't those two old farts dead yet?

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

I'm with you on this one Kal. I can still remember my reaction to the first Expendables movie: "Hey Chrisma Carpenter is in this movie! What's she gonna do? ... Oh... nothing. Bummer."

"Escape Plan" looks simpler and more rewarding. Especially if you are into the Stallone/Schwarzenegger rivalry.

Kal said...

I think they have good screen chemistry together.