Now available on Blu-ray is director Mikael Håfström’s action-thriller, Escape Plan. The story centers on Ray Beslin (Sylvester Stallone), a security expert who specializes in breaking out of prisons. When he signs on for a new job, Breslin finds himself incarcerated in the most inescapable jail he’s ever faced, one that’s run by a sadistic warden (Jim Caviezel) and designed to trump all of Breslin’s tricks of the trade. In order to make it out alive, he’ll need help from his friends on the outside, as well as a new ally on the inside (Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Also starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Amy Ryan, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Sam Neill, and Faran Tahir, Escape Plan is a fun throwback action film that uses the stars’ brains over brawn to come out on top. Fans of Stallone and Schwarzenegger may be pleasantly surprised to find the duo puzzling their way out of a tight spot rather than merely shooting through any opposition (though there’s a bit of that too, of course). Hit the jump for my Escape Plan Blu-ray review.