I love this movie, its not as dark as the original but thats ok. It's a shame there are no more movies with Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken. I did hear they were going to remake EFNY with some other guy in the lead but the whole thing fell through, just as well, wouldn't be the same. Kurt Russell is Snake Plissken in the same way that Sylvester Stallone is Rocky Balboa.
First time I watched it there were lots of little things that just didn't do it for me, like the surfing scene, Pam Greer's role, the Presidents daughter and many other things, but they all grew on me as time went by. The ending is amazing with Snake effectively shutting down the planet and sending us back to the stone age.
Sometimes I'd like to do that myself. :-)