The main plot of Escape Room is solving the puzzle so that the characters can escape from it. In the first part of the movie, a couple of strangers got anonymously invited to be part of a game that could win them $10,000.
About six of them were selected, and we discovered later that they had something in common; they had all faced near-death experiences, and they were lucky enough to have survived.
The players of the game started arriving one after the other with no real idea what the game would be about, and when one of them tried to leave, the door handle broke off, trapping them all inside and marking the beginning of their game.
It can surely be expected that there would be nothing easy about a challenge to win a $10,000 prize, but after the first room had them close to being completely melted in an oven, a more sinister objective to the game started becoming clearer.
The dark nature of some participants began to surface as they sabotaged one another to survive and escape the rooms. At the end of the first movie, there were only two survivors left from the six, and the entire premise of a cash prize was a sham. Four out of the six had died in different parts of the escape room, and the game master tried to kill off the survivors after they cleared the last of the puzzles.
It would seem no one was to make it out alive. However, the survivors managed to defeat and kill the game master in the end. After reporting the incident to the police, all evidence to prove what had happened magically disappeared, leaving the survivors with the burden of proof.
The survivors, Zoey and Ben, meet up to try and uncover the truth of what had happened to them. The scene ends with a plane crash which was revealed as a simulation where another escape room was happening with similarly impossible chances of survival.
The second part of this movie shows that the games are happening in different locations at different times, and Zoey and Ben are not the only ones caught in this deadly game.
The sequel is themed ‘Tournament of Champions’, an indication that it’s not yet over for the survivors. As champions of their own games, they will be pulled back in for a more deadly competition with other winners, and the movie will pick it right up from where the first one stopped.
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is on a fast train to the theaters, and a trailer is in the works to be released 26th of May 2021. Let’s see what the tournament holds for us in this sequel.
The movie will be available in theaters on the 16th of July 2021. Since most of the original cast has been killed off, we’ll see many new faces with return appearances from our survivors, Taylor Russell playing the schoolgirl Zoey and Logan Miller playing Ben.