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Stephen Carty’s “Escape Plan (2013)” Is a Flash in the Pan

In response to Stephen Carty’s 348‑word review of Escape Plan on Flix Capacitor 

http://www.flixcapacitor.co.uk/film-review/escape-plan-2013

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Stephen Carty’s “Escape Plan (2013)” is not a miraculous piece of work. It’s a short, predictable, mostly unremarkable piece that is over almost as soon as it begins. That being said, reading it isn’t a horrible experience or anything, especially if you come at it with the proper expectations.

This review is a consumer guide in the purest sense of the word. Carty shows little interest in grappling with such concepts as themes, motifs, or allegories, he writes with a singular mission: telling readers which type of person will like this film.

In doing so, Carty covers little new ground. There is a distinct straightforwardness about his writing that, if taken too literally, risks boiling down to absurd results. It’s not a huge stretch to say that Carty’s bottom line is that fans of Stallone and Schwartzenegger will enjoy seeing a movie with Stallone and Schwartzenegger in it. This certainly isn’t revelatory material.

However, just underneath the simplicity of Carty’s approach is a beating heart that manages to keep the work alive for the duration of its short read-time. Carty writes with enough affection toward the subject to pass for one who falls into the category of moviegoers he describes. This lends a certain credibility and warmth to the affair.

If you’re looking for a short, straightforward, well-organized suggestion, this one fits the bill nicely   

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