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Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)

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Years after he fought his way out of an inescapable prison, Ray Breslin has organized a new top-notch security force. But when one of his team members goes missing, Breslin must return to the hell he once escaped from.

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Steven C. Miller

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Miles Chapman, Miles Chapman (based on characters created by)
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Sylvester Stallone ... Ray Breslin
Dave Bautista ... Trent Derosa
Xiaoming Huang ... Shu (as Huang Xiaoming)
Jesse Metcalfe ... Luke
50 Cent ... Hush (as Curtis Jackson)
Wes Chatham ... Jaspar Kimbral
Chen Tang ... Yusheng Ma (as Chenying Tang)
Tyron Woodley Tyron Woodley ... Akala
Tyler Jon Olson ... Moe
Titus Welliver ... Gregor Faust
Shea Buckner ... Larry
Jaime King ... Abigail
Lydia Hull Lydia Hull ... Jules
Ashley Cusato ... Mary
Yifan Luo Yifan Luo ... Red
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Ray Breslin manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world's most impenetrable prisons. When his most trusted operative, Shu Ren, is kidnapped and disappears inside the most elaborate prison ever built, entirely computerized and constantly changing shape, Ray must track him down with the help of some of his former friends. Written by ahmetkozan

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This isn't a prison. It's a machine.


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29 June 2018 (China) See more »

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Escape Plan 2: Hades See more »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Part of the plot revolves forcing someone to reveal a patent as if it was a secret. Patents are not secret, the point being to make something public to secure protection for commercial use. If something was supposed to be kept secret, then it would be called a secret. See more »

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Ray Breslin: Ya know, one of my men is missing and I think he's in a black cell prison called Hades... ring a bell?
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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We'll Be Rockin' Tonight
Written and Performed by Jacob Bunton
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Bad Sequel...Audiences need Escape Plan from this film
29 June 2018 | by hilaryswank2011See all my reviews

Hong Kong has just theatrically released this VOD film since this week (June 28) even though Blu-ray discs are already available from Mainland China before its theatrical release. What audience expected for this film was the action star Sylvester Stallone (1946-) who played the protagonist Ray Breslin in The Escape Plan (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2013).

The story of this China-US coproduction VOD film is that Ray Breslin's team is to break politically important personnels out of the world's notorious prisons. After Ray's trusted employee Shu Ren (Mainland Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming) kidnapped and prisoned in the most elaborated prison on the earth 'The Hades', Ray Breslin and its team assist Shu Ren's escape.

This is actually a boring and money wasted movie sequel. There are several reasons for this.

1. Prison should not be 'colosseum'. This VOD film is full of colosseum scenes however audiences can not understand why there is a prison like that. This lack of reality and context is something causes audiences escaping from the theatre.

2. Antagonist Jaspar Cimbaal's motivation is confusing. The antagonist Jasper (played by Wes Chatham) is just want to manage the cutting edge prison on the earth? or just revenge Ray Breslin for firing him? The antagonist does not show the strongest and clearest desire to achieve anything.

3. Who is the main protagonist? Shu Ren or Ray Breslin? Audiences just want to see Sylvester Stallone's action film however Shu Ren's acting is just mechanically doing Kung Fu actions only. He is not able to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger for this film franchise.

The most successful China-US coproduction in recent years is Geo Storm (2017). The Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) and The Escape Plan 2 : Hades (2018) are proved to be major failure.

At the end of this film, audiences are not able to understand what the film is about. It is not a story-telling film but it is a marshal arts game. We just only saw endlessly colosseum-like prison, confusion and vagueness of character motivations and unbalance between Stallone and Huang Xiaoming's appearances.

This VOD film is not only a waste of money but it is also a waste of filmmaking resources. Audiences need escape plan from this franchise.


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