The “Escape Plan” film series, starring Sylvester Stallone as Ray Breslin, a security expert who specializes in testing the reliability of maximum security prisons, comprises three movies. The series began in 2013 and follows Breslin as he uses his unique skills to escape from various high-tech prisons. Here’s the list of “Escape Plan” movies in the order they were released:
Escape Plan (2013)
The first film in the series introduces Ray Breslin, who can break out of any prison using his unique skills. When he is hired to test out a new, top-secret facility, he finds himself double-crossed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. Breslin must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) to devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.
Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
In the sequel, Ray Breslin manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world’s most impenetrable prisons. When one of his team members goes missing, Breslin must return to the hell he once escaped from to save his friend from the brutal battleground known as Hades, where the prison’s warden does everything in his power to keep the toughest criminals in line.
Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019)
The third installment sees Breslin and his team, including Trent DeRosa (played by Dave Bautista) and Hush (played by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson), taking on a new rescue mission. When the girlfriend of a Hong Kong tech mogul is held in a daunting Latvian prison, Breslin is thrust into the deadliest penitentiary yet, which requires all his skills to ensure that he and his team make it out alive. In this movie, the stakes are personal, and the escape plan requires more than just brute strength and ingenuity.
The “Escape Plan” series is known for its action-packed sequences and the use of high-tech gadgetry, combined with the classic theme of a prison break. Sylvester Stallone’s character, Ray Breslin, remains the central figure throughout the series, showcasing his expertise in security and escape tactics. While the first movie received mixed reviews, it was enough of a success to spawn the sequels, which continued to entertain fans of the prison break genre, despite not being as critically acclaimed.