Escape Room (2019)
Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms, and must use their wits to survive each one.
REVIEW: I had very little interest in Escape Room to begin with, just based off the fact that it was a PG-13 horror movie, being released in the movie death grounds of January, and the trailer did nothing at all for me.
Well, to my surprise it actually turned out pretty decent. I mean most everything about it was pretty paint by numbers, sure. It was obvious which characters would survive and which wouldn't, it was obvious who would turn against the rest, it was even mostly obvious what order each of them would die in. Yet, the movie was still surprisingly entertaining.
Each of the characters remained interesting and were all acted quite well, and each of the trap rooms were visually interesting and unique from one another (the upside down pool bar was my personal favorite), and it was actually fun trying to figure out the clues to each escape room right alongside the characters.
Yeah, sure, the movie is horribly predictable but sometimes I'm not looking for high art and to be wowed away, I'm just in the mood for something that I can pass an hour and a half with and be entertained and this movie did exactly that. It would probably get an even higher score from me if it had managed to be R-Rated and gory, and if the epilogue ending didn't drag on for way too long.