Escape Room [Movie Review]

Last weekend, just to kill time before attending a wedding reception at Le Meridien Putrajaya, I managed to watch Escape Room at the earliest show available (also because the tix is only RM10 before noon. Yeay to my new year resolution to start saving more).
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I picked Escape Room because I liked the trailers and also I have read the raving reviews of the movie.

Escape Room Trivia
  • Directed by: AdamRobitel
  • Produced by: Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur
  • Production companies: Columbia Pictures, Original Film
  • Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing
  • Running time: 100 minutes
  • Budget: $9 million
  • After the death of five Polish teenagers, killed by fire in a real life tragedy which occurred within an Escape Room in Poland, the release date of this movie was pushed back a few months in a number of countries, out of respect for the girls who were killed
  • Box Office: $64.4 million 
  • Metascore: 49
  • IMDb: 6.4/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 54%
The movie started with Ben struggling to solve the clues in order to get out of the cramping room. Then the scenes flash back to three days before the incident where it shows Ben as the struggling stockboy, the shy university student Zoey and the up and coming young trader Jason going through their daily routine. 
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The Hot Waiting Puzzle Room
Each of them receives a black box the day after. While Zoey manages to open the box, Jason and Ben manage to accidentally open theirs. At the end of the puzzle, they are all gifted with an invitation to the Minos Escape Room Facility for a chance to win $10,000, upon their successful escape from the room. 

At the facility, they meet three other contestants, Amanda (a war veteran), Mike (a former miner) and Danny (an escape room enthusiast). With different living style and clashing attitudes, it was not long before the situation in the room become tense. As Ben tries to leave the room, the door handle breaks off, leaving all of them locked inside the room. When they try to break the room, suddenly the room becomes a huge oven and the temperature starts to rise. Together, they figure the puzzle out and manage to escape the room, just in time as the room erupts in flames.

Still thinking that they are in a game and no life will be lost, the party indulge with the game and try to solve the next puzzle room, the cabin room. Ben solves the clue and as they rejoice for their being out of the cabin, the door shuts close, leaving them out of the cabin in the tundra. Solving the puzzle together, the party manage to reel in a cube of ice containing a key from a fishing hole. When Danny walks toward the lighter that Ben tosses to assist in melting the ice, suddenly the ice breaks and Danny falls through. The party frantically try to save Danny but to no success as the undercurrent was strong. Then the rest realise that the game will cost them their lives if they are not careful. 
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The Cabin Puzzle Room
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The Inverted Bar Puzzle Room
After the tundra, the group will have to face and solve  'the inverted bar puzzle room', 'the hospital ward puzzle room' and 'the optical illusion room' together.

Will the group stay together and save one another or will greed and survival take over?

Plot: 4.9/ 5.0. It was GREAT! The plot and twists keep me on toes throughout the movie. It was so engaging that you feel like you are a part of the movie (well, at least I feel that way). You will only learn about the whole plot at the very end of the movie - so you are welcome to guess the plot from the start. 

Cast: 4.8/ 5.0. I do not recognize any of them but every single one is very marvellous in delivering their character! 

Will I watch it again: Yeah! I don't mind watching this movie again.
The pictures are taken from IMDb and other sources on the Internet. Thank you.

Rawlins GLAM

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  1. Wow... Review Rawlins tinggi tuk this movie. Anak sulung sibuk dok ajak temankan dia pi tengok Escape Room ni. Dah baca sinopsis rasa memang harus pegi nonton bersama ni sekali girls day out with my daughter ❤️

  2. Wahhhh dah lama aku tak tgk citer genre macam ni. Penuh elemen suspen, kena tengok jugakla nampaknya since bintang ko bg banyak betul hehe

  3. Cite cam ni best, memamng sis suka..kalau cite macam ni harus sis tak akan tidor..hehehe. Nak tengok gak lah nanti

  4. Escape room!!..adik n ibunda Bonda dh pn menonton filem ni....mmg best jalan ceritanya kata mereka...week end nanti bonda juga nk pergi menonton...

  5. Perghhhh tinggi rating Rawlins bagi. Confirm best ni. Saya pun suka filem bergenre macam ni sebab mencabar tau. Confirm rasa terkejut bila filem jenis mcm ni .Nak tengok kena ada suami lah kalau tak menjerit pulak nanti . hahaha

  6. Baca review rawlin ni macam not bad jugak filem ni. Weekend nu memang nak pi tengok movie tapi tak decide lagi nak tengok movie apa. Boleh la kot tengok cerita ni

  7. I like this movie genre. Suspen je masa tengok nanti. Dan dia buat penonton berfikir sekali. Nanti nak tengok la

  8. I've never heard of any of the cast but still u gave them 4.8. They must be very good! I like suspense and thriller too, just please no horror movie for me lol.

  9. ohmyyyy i dont think i dare to watch, not for the weak heart! haha thanks to your review on Glass i went to watch already. but i think i willskip this. haha

  10. Alaaaa.... Nak tengok..tapi ada anak kecil ni, daddy akan pilih cerita karton lagi.. tu pon agak masalah bila mommy boyot nak lepak lama-lama kat panggung...ahahahaa ..

  11. oh my god, cerita macm best je. masuk dalam bilik,selesaikan masalh nakkeluar bilik..wah..mesti ade adegan yang mcm seram ke kan..lama tak tengok wayang

  12. Alaaaaa Rawlins dah tengok cerita ni. Kita je tak sempat nak tengok wayang loni. Busy sokmo, tapi bila tengok Rawlins punya review, ni membuatkan onie nak tengok cerita ni nih :D

    p/s: thank you rawlins wish my birthday <3

  13. Ramai yang bagi rating bagis untuk movie Escape Room nie. Rasa tak sabar pulak nak tonton. Tengok Rawlin cerita pon dah teruja nak tengok. Hopefully dpt tengok sebelum semester baru mula. Kalau dah 4.9 bintang tu, means bagus sangt dah tu. nanti nk tgok lah

  14. Sama mcm jalan cerita maza runner ke? hehehe. Kite suke jenis movie2 mcm ni sbb mencabar dan banyak aksi. Tak sabar nk tgok rasanya. hehehe

  15. wow ! that was awesome kalau rate dah sampai 4.8/5 ! memang tak kisah tengok berulang kali kalau macam tu

  16. Tak sabar nak tunggu weekend, boleh pergi tengok cerita Escape Room dkt KLCC nanti. Trailer dia pun best, review awak macam best giler cerita ni. Wajib tengok ni

  17. Uiiii.. Mcm best ja. . Nak tengok jugak..i duka cerita2 yg mcm ni. . Tapi tu la... Anak2 ni nak letak mana pulak kan

  18. this movie looks awesome.. I also wanna go and watch.. time for escape room.. yeah yeah!


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