Wednesday, August 26, 2015

No Escape

Rated R / 1 hr 43 min / Action - Thriller

What is it about?

Owen Wilson gets a new job in Thailand and brings his entire family with him. On the plane ride over he sees a monster on the wing. William Shatner goes crazy. When they land, Pierce Brosnan offers his family a ride to the hotel while telling Owen about his adventures with ladyboys in Thailand in front of the children. For some reason everyone goes along with it because he used to be Bond. He might still have that license to kill. The next day Owen goes looking for a newspaper and that is when all hell breaks loose. No I'm not talking about the Trump-cat phenomenon. The prime minister of Thailand is killed in a coup and a group of militants roams the streets starting fights West Side Story style.

You will like it if...

You like action thrillers based on survival. This is like a survival horror movie, but there aren't any zombies, vampires, or dustbunnies giving chase. The main characters don't know the area, don't understand what anyone is saying, and they're being shot at. The tension throughout had me leaning forward in my chair. Over the years I have liked Lake Bell, but Owen Wilson surprised me with possibly his best non-comedic performance. The pacing of the movie is fantastic as well. It starts off a little slow, but once it grabs you by the crotch, the film doesn't let go. No Escape lacks a bit in the story department, but it does have a message. The message it has could put some people off even though it isn't preachy about it. The movie also gets repetitive, and I found myself wanting to yell at the characters like it was a cheesy horror movie as the film went on. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and would recommend it to anyone interested in this type of movie. No Escape gives you a shot of adrenaline that doesn't allow you to escape from your theater seat.

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