I did not have much expectation when it comes to ensemble thriller that resemble the SAW and CUBE franchises. However, this movie managed to stand on its own thanks to the more than capable casts and better than average set designs. For a movie that only cost $9 millions to make, you see all the budget right there on each one of the escape rooms shown throughout the movie. You are right to think that this movie did not blaze any new trail but this movie is a fun one to watch and it managed to keep the suspense throughout the movie up until the last act. The movie ended with an exciting promise of a sequel and the fellow audiences where I watched the movie with were pumped up at the way they ended it. You can tell pretty much everyone in the cinema enjoyed the movie and for what it is, Escape Room turned out to be quite a fun ride.