After his company fired him, Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson), he took his wife Annie (Lake Bell), and two daughters, his family moved from United States and transplanted in a foreign country in the heart of Asia. Together with other investors, Jack is working in the factory of water in Thailand.Jack and his family are now in the midst of a violent revolution, and all because of the company who works with full-Americans. All American tourists are suddenly in danger, or evil eye shot. Even with violent attacks and the constant struggle for survival, Jack knows how to protect his family at all costs. In a final attempt they try to find refuge in the US Embassy.
“No Escape” begins with the assasination of the Prime Minister of Thailand, which immediately drew comparisons to the movie “Zoolander”. Owen Wilson not only stars in Zoolander, but Derek Zoolander was mesmerized by the mugatu to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The film looked like another version of Zoolander. , but surprisingly it is deep and very interesting
There are a ton of ridiculous stuff in “No Escape” like being forced to listen to Pierce Brosnans butcher a song by Huey Lewis, Jack and Annie encouraging her daughter to pee in pants, the scene which is very predictable the helicopter and each scene plays out the same way. The Dwyer family spends most of the film under the rubble hiding behind giant banners, and even below a boat and conveniently works most of the time without being properly examine the location.
There is a tense moment where the Dwyer family has to jump from one rooftop to another in order to escape a lot of Thai men with guns, but the sequence lost any taste that may have originally had when added to slow motion to the mix and a daughter of Jack nearly shots over the edge. Everything seems to have this humorous tone, while the family are risking their lives to stay ten steps ahead of their enemies.
A credible aspect of the film are the reactions of the children of Jack. Obviously adults will act differently in a situation like this, but Jack’s children are a liability just because they are around. Lucy (Sterling Jerins) escapes the pool all by herself and was forced to point a gun at the face of his father. Meanwhile, Beeze is constantly annoying about silly things like being thirsty, wanting to play, or having to use the bathroom. You are about to be shot to death and you want your father risk his life for a teddy bear mad? Needless to say that children receive in their last nerve; realistically, but still annoying.
“No Escape” lacks adequate depth and variety to an action thriller has often memorable. The run and hide formula takes quite thin when combined with shaky camera techniques and the same outcome every time it is used. “No Escape” is wildly intense and sometimes devastating abhorrently others, but it’s just entertaining at surface level. If you ever stop using your brain and realize that the film is a nonstop freight train barreling toward a cliff for an hour and forty minutes. No deviations or any other security meeting with the passengers along the way. “No Escape” is just a dead set locomotive speeding in throwing off track. Naturally, as an observer, all you can do is see how this trick pony will star in a massive explosion of fire. As the fire diminishes, that adrenaline disappears and “No Escape” is a distant memory.