I wanted to like this film. It has all the ingredients of an Amblin-like '80s gem that thirty-somethings should be nostalgic for and watching with their kids (which I did). However, solid first and second acts are irrevocably marred by what follows in the film's goofy and odd conclusion that's a major letdown to an intriguing build-up. My son was pretty engaged up until this point as well. In this way, Explorers reminded me of Wall-E, and what a masterful…
A surprisingly engaging R-rated action film with main characters you actually want to root for and a single-location plot premise that doesn't bore you with labyrinthine story exposition. Why can't there be more of these?
I'd say it's Stallone's best non-franchise performance in 20 years (Cliffhanger). Even Schwarzenegger does the best within his abilities here to bring something to his role beyond a caricature of himself.
With its earnest efforts to be a simple, stand-alone action movie, Escape Plan is much more satisfying than The Expendables films, which are all too self-aware to keep you interested beyond their mere novelty.
Astonishingly ambitious. Nolan achieves what shouldn't be possible and crafts together monumental ideas about space, time and humanity in an extremely satisfying way. I don't care if Zimmer's score drowns out a bit of dialog here and there. This film is epic on all counts - an intense, emotional, thrilling science-fiction masterpiece.