Sylvester Stallone, there’s a name that doesn’t need any introduction. Most individuals are familiar with his work, from Rocky to Rambo right down to his latest work in The Expendables (which we are massive fans of by the way). He’s back with another action movie called Escape Plan 2: Hades packed with a lot of promise, at least judging by the trailer. And despite it getting trashed by many reviewers already, we can’t help but still be interested in checking it out. Have a look at the below and you’ll see why.
Escape Plan 2: Hades is the sequel to the 2013 action-thriller, Escape Plan, which starred Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. This time we see Stallone (Ray Breslin) manage a team of elite security specialists trained in the art of breaking out of the world’s most impenetrable prison with the supporting cast of Huang Xiaoming, Chen Tang and Jesse Metcalfe and WWE SuperStar, Dave Bautista.
Cast and crew
Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Xiaoming Huang, Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, Jaime King, Jesse Metcalfe, Titus Welliver, and Wes Chatham
Directed by Steven C. Miller
Genre: Action- thriller
Running time: 96 minutes
Ray Breslin (Stallone) is a security consultant who specialises in working out how to escape out of maximum security prisons when his trusted operative, Shu Ren, is kidnapped and disappears inside the most elaborate prison ever built. Ray, as part of Shu’s rescue effort, assembles his next-gen security force to tackle the obstacles associated with an impenetrable prison break. Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming, ‘Shu Ren’ is trapped in a hi-tech prison with his cousin (Chen Tang) and colleague Luke (Jesse Metcalfe), he must work out how the shifting Rubik’s Cube-like levels of the prison are structured in order to get out and save himself and cousin.
The film includes an impressive quota of action-packed fight scenes, since the warden has a policy of forcing his inmates to engage in violent cage matches – the prizes of which are time spent in a virtual environment, where they enjoy some relaxing, VR fantasy.
Escape Plan 2: Hades opens in cinemas, nationwide on 02 November 2018. Are we crazy to wanting to check it out?