This film worked for me because there was a lot of action and tons of different angles and had such a good story. From the beginning, the story was like here’s the information and they didn’t give you enough time to let you soak it in. Then by the end, I kind of got the majority of the story. The driver really reminded me of James Bond. He did because he sort of looks like him and they both do tons of action.
The Escape seemed more like an actual adventure-action movie than a brand’s short-film. It gave me a James Bond-Spy-ish vibe. The actors they picked out seemed like a good choice, and attributed their character, but I thought they could have done a better job of putting more emotion into their characters. For instance, Jon Bernthal could have acted more mean, and in a rush, Dakota Fanning could have acted more scared and more like her character, but Clive Owen did a pretty good job. In the short film there could have been more dialogue. I felt like the characters didn’t talk much. I guess they didn’t put much dialogue, so the watcher would pay more attention to the stunts and action.
Speaking of the stunts/action part, the stunts and action was amazing, but some of it seemed unrealistic. Like, when Jon attached the grappling hook to the car, and Clive started to reverse and pulled the airplane down. That can’t happen unless the rope was strong and durable. Also, when Jon was trying to shoot Clive’s car, they could have speed that part up, it seemed to drag on.
This short film, compared to a movie like X-Men, with significant amount of action and stunts also, did well. Like I said in the beginning, this short film reminded me of more like an actual movie. Compared any other action/adventure movie in the genre, it’s high up there. I definitely wasn’t expecting this level of visual excellence, coming from a short film from a car company! So, the BMW short film of The Escape did well in my opinion.
The Escape is a short film by BMW films. It is an anniversary to their previous films to model their cars. But this isn’t one big predictable advertisement. It has a story with a plot and interesting characters. The main character is a paid driver for dangerous missions.
The story and setting of it (in my opinion) was great and entertaining! You feel vibes from things like Mission Impossible, James Bond, and Limitless. The James Bond element of secrecy and action gives you feelings of suspense. The Limitless factor has the futuristic element with the plot revolving around the last human clone.
As the story continues the suspense builds wondering what will happen to the clone and everybody around her. You also start to wonder about the clone’s backstory as she mumbles to herself words and their definitions. You wonder what the private company did and how they treated her. You think that they treated her like a monster that has no human emotions and should not show them if she does.
The story just keeps you wanting more. That is what a good movie/short film does. It keeps you thinking about it for weeks to years.