The Word: Here is a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger eating spaghetti

I could look at this photo all day. Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Buca Di Beppo
I could look at this photo all day. Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Buca Di Beppo

So, I feel like “Escape Plan” is one big meta joke on society. Mainly for the plot line alone — In the film, Sylvester Stallone stars as a structural engineer known for building prisons from which no man can escape. When he is wrongly convicted of a crime he is incarcerated in a prison that he designed. That’s … OK. I can suspend my disbelief just enough to pretend that Stallone has an advanced degree in engineering. But then Arnold Schwarzenegger co-stars as his fellow inmate who shows him the ropes. That’s right. Arnold Schwarzenegger is stepping in for Morgan Freeman.

If that weren’t ludicrous enough, the cast and crew of the movie had their after-party in Times Square at the delicious Italian chain restaurant Buca di Beppo. Usually, big movie premieres are reserved for slightly more exclusive locales — and ones not in Times Square.

Then again, if you think about, Times Square is practically a neon prison of its own design. So maybe it’s apt?


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