No Escape

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Swanner: The Dwyer family is moving to an unnamed Asian country where the father, Jack, played by Owen Wilson, has been hired by the government of this unnamed country to help with the water supply. Unbeknownst to him or his family, the Government has been over thrown and the new guys in charge just want to kill foreigners. Now Jack and his wife Annie (Lake Bell) have to get their two young daughters to safety.

There are plenty of reasons to hate this movie, but more than anything its the fact that they have these two young girls placed in realistic danger. They don’t add to the film; if anything, they distract. Parents don’t need to worry about potty time when they’re being fired on by a tank. These children also don’t need to see their parents killing people. Sure, they are being pursued by killers but memories of mommy and daddy crushing skulls will haunt them forever. Had the kids been older this wouldn’t be a problem. Shame on the producers. 

The rest of the time the film goes out of it’s way to earn it’s R rating, with one grueling massacre after another. My favorite was the guys with the machetes. To say the movie is horrible is an understatement. I’m not even going to mention the Writers or Director. I wouldn’t want give them any more notoriety then they’ve already gotten. The acting is good, for the most part, and as awful as the script is the movie does keep you on the edge of your seat, but at what cost? If you listen to me, there will be no cost to you. This film doesn’t need to be seen, and more than that, it shouldn’t be.

Swanner: 0 stars

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