Let’s start this year off right! Escape Room hits theaters January 4th, 2019. Is it worth your money? Hell yeah it is. This was a surprise hit. When I attended an early screening for it, I expected nothing but a Saw knockoff. Man was I wrong. There were twists and turns I never foresaw. It was refreshing to see an unpredictable movie.
Escape Room is about six strangers who have been invited to a real-world adventure game where they must use their intelligence to escape. The cast consists of great young talent such as Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell, Jay Ellis, Logan Miller, Tyler Labine and more. These actors do not disappoint. Their chemistry and tension were spot on.
The action set pieces are terrifying. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. There were threats in the most unlikely of places. It’s shot very well, up close and personal. It really highlights the difficulty the characters face in making decisions to stay alive. If you’re into survival suspense flicks, this is for you. I give it a 7.5 out of 10.