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Escape Room (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Escape Room
Year: 2017
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Directed By: Will Wernick
Starring: Evan Williams, Annabelle Stephenson, Elisabeth Hower
About: Four best friends test their intelligence when an escape room they participate in takes a dark and twisted turn.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI2MbS-e_us

My Review:
Wanting something different to watch I thought I would check out Escape Room which is available to watch on Netflix.

This movie was good in that it did provide mystery and I did enjoy how the puzzles within the Escape Room were laid out and that every room had something in which they had to figure out and it was not just one room. I also enjoyed seeing how the people actually interacted with each other and why they seemed so hostile with certain characters. By also starting the movie with seeing someone having to choose a lock it came across very much like the movie "Saw" which does feel very much the same all the way through the movie. With also having the movie end by having the woman who took them there not actually in on what was happening left a lot of mystery and led to the chance of a second movie of this kind happening.

There was things about this movie in which did bother me however, one of these was the deaths in which they were very predictable on the ways in which they would die such as with the gas which ends up being acid and the man in the vents being cut in half. I did feel that the acting didn't really help with this as the actors didn't really make the deaths feel believable when they did happen which was rather disappointing. Leaving a lot of things also unanswered was something else that personally I didn't like as it didn't explain how the people found out all of the information about the man in which they used to base the Escape Room on or how they chose the people in which they were going to use for the room itself.

Overall, this movie was good in which the puzzles used however left far too many questions and wasn't believable enough for my liking. I would recommend this movie to those who are fans of the saw franchise and those who like to try and work out puzzles. I would see this movie!

My Rating: 3/5 

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