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Timothy Palmer, Website Assistant

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Have you, yes you, ever wanted to think hard about the solution to a problem in the movie you’re watching? Have you ever wanted to see a movie where half the participants are confused? Well then a movie was made for you. “Escape Room” was made by director Adam Robitel, known for directing some of the “Insidious” movies. It takes an unaware team of “lucky” participants to a giant escape building, and they must find their way out. But before many people saw the movie, a question escaped: was this movie worth watching?

The first aspect of the movie to look at is the actors in it. The actors were a bit all over the scale of great to terrible. There were three characters in particular that did a great job doing their part; then two that looked like they stumbled on the set and accidentally went with what was happening. Some performances also seemed over the top and a little too dramatic while others seemed monotone for a near death situation.   

Now quickly—think! Your very life hangs in the balance! That was the attitude that the movie gave off. The characters had to find the answers quickly or certain death was assured. There weren’t any punches held when it came to people dying. The first death was boom, trap triggered and dead. However, the deaths were slowly given out to add stress to the situation.

While many factors of the movie were great, there was one huge letdown: the amount of rooms in a movie called Escape Room. In total there were roughly seven rooms. The name is Escape Room. It has the word room! Maybe it was due to the pacing or how long it was, but there didn’t seem to be many rooms.  

Now the final aspect to look at is the movie overall. While there aren’t many flaws at the surface, there are many deeper down. How did this building get made without anyone knowing? How did they figure out who the contestants would be or their history? There are just too many questions to fill in. However, overall the movie was a nice start for me into 2019. I’m looking forward for the second movie; 8/10 would try to escape.

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Timothy Palmer, Website Assistant

It is now my third year in Journalism and second year as a reporter. So far, I’ve had a great time,  and hopefully it stays that way for the rest of...

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