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‘Escape Room’ – Review

‘Escape Room’ – Review

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If you’re down for some edge of your seat thrills, with a good measure of tension thrown in, then Escape Room is one thriller that will seriously get you amped up!

Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms, and must use their wits to survive.

As a moviegoer I’m always down for something different, or a film that takes an original approach, and you really get that with the jagged mystery of Escape Room. Setting its basic premise that finds six different people trapped inside a state-of-the-art Escape Room competing for a cash prize, everything on the surface appears to look standard and ordinary. That is until things kick off and they are thrown into an escalating set of circumstances that really begin to twist them around. Like its name implies, Escape Room is the ultimate puzzle box and as our characters continue through this twisted game they meet new turns at every corner and it really keeps you on edge as a viewer.

Director Adam Robitel has had plenty of practice crafting scary films and here he really dials that up with all manner of dangerous death traps that push each of our characters to their absolute limits. But while you could be mistaken for just thinking that Escape Room is just a simple scary tale, it touches on broad themes of morality, free will and choice and consequence….plus there are a hell of a lot of thrills present as well. In relation to the film’s narrative I really enjoyed how Escape Room set about exposing our characters to traps and pitfalls that brought out their inner characterization and it was a great way to keep the action dialed up to 11.

Along with it’s twisting narrative and fierce thrills, Escape Room also has plenty of amazing production design and art direction moments courtesy of designers Edward Thomas and Mark Walker. Both create something really innovate here with each of the unique rooms that our characters find themselves in within this maze of a movie and it helps keep up the white knuckle pressure that is placed upon you as an audience member.

Escape Room really goes for it with it’s twisted and deadly thrills and if you like edge of your seat tension then you’re in for a real ride here.

Image: Sony Pictures

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