Sylvester Stallone has been doing the promo for the fun Escape Plan 3: The Extractors. It follows hot in the heels of the atrocious Escape Plan 2: Hades – one of the very few films Movies In Focus has ever given just one star (read the review here).
It turns out that Sylvester Stallone agrees with me. In an Instagram post, the action icons said, ”Escape Plan 2 WAS TRULY THE MOST HORRIBLY PRODUCED FILM have ever had the misfortune to be in.”
When asked by a fan in the comments what was wrong with the film he replied ”Horrible horrible producing and the lack of passion in professional behavior”.
That’s not harsh self-criticism, it’s just plain true. See Stallone’s social media post below where he also praises the follow-up film’s climatic fight. You can also read the Movies In Focus review of Escape Plan 3: The Extractors here.
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Here I am with my lifetime friend , and Director , JOHN HERZFELD , Who directed the upcoming film Escape Plan 3 – The Extractors ! Escape Plan 2 WAS TRULY THE MOST HORRIBLY PRODUCED FILM I have ever had the misfortune to be in , but this new film was made in an extraordinarily short amount of time , 17 nights , dusk till dawn , no breaks , we ate while we worked!!!! The Crew were under unbelievable pressure. . Proud of them! But I wanted this battle be as realistic as possible. I showed up on the site for the big final fight scene that takes place in a very very old cell that is 9‘ x 7 … they had spent all this time choreographing this Martial arts type of combat. I said forget it. Why don’t we go in there and just let it rip. Like a real fight!!!! . Nobody does this anymore … NO CUTS! ONE LONG TAKE – No choreography, so you don’t know what’s coming until it hits you. I asked the other actor who has a lot of guts,Devon Sawa , If he was game? I said it’s gonna hurt and he replayed “ bring it “ . So what you see us a portion of the brawl that is completely non – choreographed , spontaneous , again, with no cuts , And no idea , and what punches were coming! The other actor Devon , plays the killer who has accused me of murdering his father which is not true ! Without a doubt the only fight I’ve ever done in my entire career without choreography or without knowing what’s coming !! No one does this anymore – gotta a little adventurous !!! And nuts … This was tough but worth it! And what I believe makes the audience APPRECIATE the effort and authenticity …. Arriving July 2…. AND It is available on pay-per-view ! KEEP PUNCHING ! #Escape plan 3 THE EXTRACTORS #GrindStone #LionsgateFilms