72.1 F
The Villages
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

‘Escape Room’ provides little room for escape

Jack Petro
Jack Petro

Six young strangers are tempted by an offer of $10,000 to take part in an adventure of being placed in “Escape Rooms” with no obvious paths of exits. The participants seem eager and able to run the gauntlet, but they soon find out that they need more than just wits to compete in the game.

There are no name actors in this psycho-thriller. Lacking a star, congealing the group is problematical. There is little imagination needed to turn a room upside down to see how the actors cope. 

Some 60 years ago, a similar movie had six friends trapped in a single room that is slowly being filled with water. That movie made only a ripple on the silver screen. This “Escape Room” turns out to be too predictable to be thoroughly enjoyable. It lacks a good director to get a movie worth the price of admission.

“Escape Room” only gets a C grade.  It is currently showing at the Rialto Theater in The Villages.

Jack Petro reviews movies for Villages-News.com.

Amenity fees putting a pinch on many Villagers

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Rio Grande resident says she loves living in The Villages. However, she no longer uses many of the amenities and would love to see some relief in her amenity fees.

Renting in The Villages

A Village of Virginia Trace resident describes her reason for renting in The Village. Read her Letter to the Editor.

There is room for HUD housing in The Villages

A reader from Leesburg, in a Letter to the Editor, responds to the “outrage” over HUD housing in The Villages.

Democrats need not apply

A Village of Fenney resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says Democrats need not apply in The Villages.

Overcrowding in The Villages

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Gilchrist resident agrees that overcrowding is a problem in The Villages.