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Escape Room 2, or the most labyrinthine fear game

Here, as with Relentless revenge, another premiere this week in Argentina, it is better to go to the original title to know what the matter is about and stop generalities such as Deadly challenge.

The subtitle Championship tournamentnes, so those who saw the 2019 movie, which was a surprising box office success, and those who did not, with this title can imagine what happens.

There is a sick mind, or perhaps there are several behind the Minos corporation, who made different characters “participate” in this perverse game (perverse because if they do not resolve how to escape from different situations, they die, and in the most horrendous ways that one can or not imagine).

Amanda (Deborah Ann Woll), and the electrified subway car. Sony Photo

And if it is a Champions tournament, here the best of the best will be gathered. For those who did not see the first: the only ones who survived from different groups.

There are some familiar faces. The beginning of the film is, for those who did not see the previous one, somewhat confusing.

On a beach by the sea?  Not precisely.  And the sands are quick.  And ... Sony photo

On a beach by the sea? Not precisely. And the sands are quick. And … Sony photo

Alive and kicking

Zoey (Taylor Russell) and Ben (Logan Miller) were more or less unscathed, or at least alive, but new traps await. Zoey wants revenge and travels to New York with Ben: she thinks she finds in certain coordinates where the headquarters of Minos is. And as if there is something that they do not lack is courage – the other is imagination to get out of the problems that they pose to get out alive – that’s where they go.

But no. The only thing they get is that a boy robs them, they chase him to the subway, and the subway car becomes uncoupled from the rest and… Who are on board? The other champions.

Logan Miller is Ben Miller, a boy who doesn't drown in a glass of water.  Sony Photo

Logan Miller is Ben Miller, a boy who doesn’t drown in a glass of water. Sony Photo

Telling which are the “rooms” from which they must leave before their time runs out -not patience, because they have it, and a lot-, and the dangers they must face would take away from the potential viewer the enjoyment, if the term is worth it. .

Of course there are points in common with the saga of The game of fear, but Escape Room It is more labyrinthine and perhaps less bloody -this is Only suitable for people over 13 years old, with reservations-.

You have to take refuge.  For fear of thieves?  No: the rain falls faster and faster ... acid.  Sony Photo

You have to take refuge. For fear of thieves? No: the rain falls faster and faster … acid. Sony Photo

In any case, you have to have a certain mind to think and then specify the puzzles that the characters will have to solve. There is perhaps more production here than in the original film.

In short, it is the horror film, more than terror, that the billboard brings us week after week. Today we had this one.

“Escape Room 2: Reto mortal”

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Terror. EE.UU., 2021. Original title: “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions”. 88 ‘, SAM 13 Р. From: Adam Robitel. With: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll. Salas: Cinépolis Avellaneda, Cinemark Palermo, Showcase Belgrano, Hoyts Unicenter.

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