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Bettie's Box Office:Escape Plan

Updated: Friday, October 18 2013, 06:52 AM CDT

It's hard to believe, but 80's action heroes Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger have never been paired as true co-stars, until now. The two very watchable actors are joining forces in the latest addition to the geri-action genre, Escape Plan

Just like corporations hire private security firms to try to break into their networks, the federal prison system hires security consultant Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) to try to break out of its maximum security facilities. So when the CIA challenges him to find a way out of a new super-secret, super-max prison where people go to “be disappeared,” Breslin can't resist. Inside, he meets a self-described cyber Robin Hood named Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger), who's been put away for moving money from the rich to the poor. They team up to get out. 

It's a real stretch to believe that either Stallone or Schwarzenegger are the super-geniuses they're made out to be. And, even though they look great for their age, it's getting harder to buy that they can still take on a prison full of younger beefier criminals.

Schwarzenegger and Stallone have good chemistry, but instead of escaping from another impossible situation maybe they should break out of the same kind of roles they always play.

 Escape Plan is neither a great action movie nor a great prison break movie. It should be available on DVD early next year so, using the Bettie's Box Office rating system, I'd say just wait it out and rent it.

 Escape Plan is in theaters October 18 and is rated R for violence and language throughout.

Bettie's Box Office:Escape Plan

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