Criticism of the film Escape Room 2 You die to leave

Puzzles that seem impossible, tension in the armchair and new characters is what awaits us in this second installment entitled ‘Escape Room 2: You die to get out’. The film, directed by Adam Robitel, hits theaters this Friday, August 13, 2021 and features the return of Zoey (Taylor Russell) and Ben (Logan Miller), the survivors of the first installment. Here we leave you with our review of the movie Escape Room 2 You die to leave.

Synopsis

After managing to escape the macabre game in the first movie, Zoey (Taylor Russell) and Ben (Logan Miller), they are willing to follow the only lead they have of Minos Escape Room in order to dismantle the organization. This leads them to downtown New York, to an abandoned building. As we can guess, nothing is what it seems, and soon the duo will find themselves caught up in the game of this mysterious organization again. This time, they must try to survive along with four other people who have already managed to overcome the deadly rooms in the past, just like them. Let the tournament of champions begin.

Logan Miller y Taylor Russell McKenzie

Criticism of the film Escape Room 2 You die to leave

Escape rooms, or escape rooms, it is something that is becoming more and more fashionable. Although they began to gain great popularity years ago, today they are still a highly demanded activity. So sooner or later someone would think of making a movie about it. In real life, it is enough to try to find the different clues and leave the room before time runs out, however, the characters in the film must fight to survive. This sequel directed by Adam Robitel it is closely linked to its first part, however, do not suffer if you have not seen it. Taking into account that it is pure entertainment in which the focus is to solve the puzzles in the rooms, you will know how to manage to connect the dots like our protagonists.

Logan Miller y Taylor Russell McKenzie
Logan Miller y Taylor Russell McKenzie

Between ‘Saw’ and ‘Final Destination’

The movie Escape Room 2 You are dying to get out, like its predecessor, is a film that wanders between ‘Sawand ‘Final destination’, but that ends up being neither so bloody nor so provocative. Flat characters, sugary deaths and a suspense that is conspicuous by its absence, make of the second installment a summer film that will entertain you but that will not excite you.

Adam Robitel’s address in Escape Room 2

Adam Robitel I had the opportunity to improve and evolve the strengths of the first installment, however, this sequel falls short and ends up being more of the same. Although the characters of ‘Escape Room‘ (2019) those of this sequel were not excessively worked and developed even less. The viewer will meet six strangers (four, actually, if you saw the first film), who will not care whether they live or die. I’m not saying they should have an excessively deep arc but we literally don’t know the names of the characters until after the first room. Worker lets the characters roam the tape and we pay just enough attention as if from a gameplay Alexelcapo is involved.

But not everything will be negative points. If there is anything that preserves the movie Escape Room 2 You are dying to get out it is the frenetic pace and its successful and short duration. Worker knows how to get on your nerves, although someone tells you that every time he sees’Titanic’ believes that Jack will climb the table and bite his nails before the death of Mufasa. Long live the king.

Deaths of the most macabre

Electrocuted, drowned, burned, hypothermic … and a long etcetera complete the list of macabre deaths. An infinity of options. All of them taken to the big screen in order to horrify the most daring viewers. However, if we look back at other horror / gore sagas like ‘Saw’ O ‘Final destination’ (mentioned above) we do not remember, precisely, subtlety. I do not consider myself a great fan of the genre but I must admit that the sugary deaths that this sequel gives us make you miss a more provocative and aggressive message.

The movie Escape Room 2 You are dying to get out ends up being a decaffeinated entertainment that is seen even by someone who does not look at the screen in the surgery scenes of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, like a servant. In an action-packed film like this, you look for shocking deaths and, at least, a little bloody, but they end up being a disappointment, as they are discreet and predictable.

Indya Moore, Logan Miller, Holland Roden, Thomas Cocquerel y Taylor Russell McKenzie
Indya Moore, Logan Miller, Holland Roden, Thomas Cocquerel y Taylor Russell McKenzie

An unimaginative script

As for her script (yes, I’m one of those who keeps stressing the word script), she lacks imagination. Do not look for meaning in the film, or why, since it is a project in which emotions reign and that seeks to push the audience to the limit. Basic and simple summer cinema that seeks to lengthen it until it becomes a trilogy. If you are into the macabre and a simple and predictable script and flat characters are enough for you, Escape Room 2 You’re dying to get out it’s your movie. If behind the dangerous game you are looking for something deeper: leave the room, I repeat, leave the room.

Scene from the movie Escape Room 2
Scene from the movie Escape Room 2

Final opinion of the movie Escape Room 2 You die to leave

The movie Escape Room 2 You are dying to get out It has turned out to be a copy of his first installment, which neither innovates nor improves, it simply recreates what worked the first time in Escape Room.

In this new installment we have new scenarios more chilling than the previous ones and some puzzles, perhaps more elaborate, however, all that potential has been wasted. The cast that makes up the group of champions simply defend their characters, although you can’t ask too much of them.

In summary of this review: a film that does meet the fair requirements to be a summer afternoon movie but not to be a good sequel. Not another thing, but of course you are going to think twice before going to celebrate your birthday in an escape room.

Premiere and Technical Sheet

Título original: Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
Gender: Terror
Official Site: Escape Room 2 You die to get out
Country: USA
Idiom: English
Release date in Spain: August 13, 2021 in theaters
Producer: Original Film, Shaken Not Stirred, Moonlighting Films, Columbia Pictures
Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Duration: 88 min.
Year: 2021
Age rating: Not recommended for children under 12 years

Artistic file

Address: Adam Robitel
Script: Maria Melnik, Daniel Tuch, Will Honley
Song: John Carey, Brian Tyler
Photography: Marc Spicer
Distribution: India Moore, Isabelle Fuhrman, Taylor Russell, Holland Roden, Logan Miller, Thomas Cocquerel, Carlito Olivero, Avianah Abrahams, Jay Erving

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Movie poster Escape Room 2 You die to get out
Movie poster Escape Room 2 You die to get out

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FINAL REVIEW

The movie Escape Room 2 You Die to Get Out again copies the formula that gave it such good box office results from its first installment.

THE GOOD

His frenetic pace.

The escape rooms are more deadly than in the first installment.

THE BAD

Underdeveloped characters.

How predictable it is.

The little-used scenarios.

Too discreet deaths.

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Criticism of the film Escape Room 2 You die to leave