Escape Plan 2: Hades (PG13)
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Huang Xiaoming
Directed by Steven C Miller
The modest 2013 prison break hit Escape Plan has spawned a sequel no one wanted. Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as security expert Ray Breslin, and this time he’s springing his protégé (Huang Xiaoming) out of a high-tech jail that looks like a tacky discotheque.
Stallone and Dave Bautista (phoning in as Breslin’s old pal) may have top billing but it’s Huang who does the heavy-lifting in this choppy tosh.
The action is uninspired, the dialogue cringe-worthy (Huang’s stilted English made some scenes even harder to watch) and the pacing plodding. You want to escape to the cinema for this? (**)
Photo: Golden Village Pictures