Escape Room will keep you guessing


Taylor Chelgren, Staff writer

Directed by Adam Robitel and written by Bragi F. Schut and Maria Melnik, Escape Room is a psychological thriller about six strangers competing for money. It was released on January 4, 2019 and some of the main actors include Taylor Russel, Deborah Ann Woll, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, and Nik Dodani.

This movie is about six strangers locked together in an escape room and how they must compete to solve a series of puzzles in order to win $10,000, but as each escape room becomes dramatically more difficult as they advance through, it looks to be more of a trap and a sadistic game, rather than a harmless competition. We also begin to see that there are only two outcomes of the escape room, and that’s life or death.

The biggest conflict we see in the film is man vs man because we see at some points that, instead of working together to solve the rooms, they will try to work separately, which doesn’t work most of the time, because they’re supposed to figure things out together to advance through the rooms together

One thing I found really interesting about this movie is that Adam Robitel is one of the main actors and the director of Escape Room, which obviously takes a lot of time and talent out of one person, especially with a movie as well put together as I think this one is, that’s very impressive.

I enjoyed this movie a lot and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys thrillers or horror movies. It was well made and put together in a fashion that I don’t think I’ve seen in many other films, it seems to me that they took a good amount of time to elaborately create different rooms and different challenges for the characters to keep people guessing the entirety of the film, so it is unexpected, and altogether a great movie to watch with friends.