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more cerebral than explosive
on 24 August 2015
I have been a Sylvester Stallone fan for years. This movie paly to his strengths. He has the intense tough guy stare down cold, probably because of his age he does not have too many stunts to do, he just has to look the part bulky with vanes bulging in a tight clothes. Oh yeah Arnie is also in the movie as well. Like as I am Stallone fan I was more than happy to have the bulk of the movie dedicated to him and Arnie taking the second lead. The dynamic of the movie is Stallone is the brains and Schwarzenegger is the well-connected muscle.
Ray Breslin (Stallone) has made a career of escaping inescapable prisons. That is till he is sent to "test" a new prison where the world’s greatest criminals and terrorists are held without rights or trials. Run by a cold hearted warden Hobbes (played perfectly by Jim Caviezel), and a psychotic head guard Drake (Vinnie Jones). Now he has no idea where he is, who to trust and no help till he is "found" by Swan Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger). This is not the usual big explosion fest fan of these two are used to seeing but this more prison break style planning and improvising. All in all a very entertaining movie, I would not mind seeing again.