Be aware there is another film with exactly same name released in exactly the same year. The really bad one is about a demonic box and a scarecrow faced idiot. This one is a bit better and the escape room itself is not too bad. The next escape room film is also called Escape Room and is coming out this year.
“For Tyler’s 30th birthday, his girlfriend Christen gets him an unusual gift: admission to a mysterious escape room event. As they enter with four friends, they find themselves trapped in bizarre rooms where they must solve tricky puzzles in order to advance. But Christen has disappeared, and Tyler is shocked to see her on a video monitor, naked and trapped in a cage while the seconds count down. When the cruel game begins to turn deadly, he realizes they may not all escape with their lives.”
I hardly need explain the premise. A group of friends go to a very exclusive escape room that you wont find on the internet or wondering down the high street. This is a little bit “secret cinema”, a concept I like, but of course this escape room is no ordinary Escape Room. In a similar fashion to Saw, bad people need their comeuppance, and with one of the party trapped in a cage, the others have to solve deadly puzzles within an hour in order to escape and save their friend.
I’m less interested in reviewing the film and more the escape room but for those of you interested in watching the films I should say, its not terrible but it can’t be described as good.
Like many a good room the group are separated into 4 different rooms. There is a retro room full of old junk, newspapers and computers stuff. One of the rooms is a small autopsy style metal room. There is also the kind of room that we have all seen, full of random things that wouldn’t be out of place at a themed pub. The final room involves a very simple game theory puzzle.
There are some pretty revolting scenes but for anyone who likes the saw films they will find this kind of tame. If I played a similar escape room, minus the element of death of course I would probably consider it pretty decent.