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Dark, Eerie, Gloomy but Russell and co light this baby up!,
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This review is from: Escape From New York - Special Edition [DVD] (DVD)
Escape from New York is another winner from director John Carpenter.
The film is set in a dystopian future New York well 1997 but you know what I mean.
In the streets of New York there is no hope, and this film is at times bleak. Though Russell playing
the anti hero Snake Plissken, at least gives us some nice one liners and jokes that fit with the movie.
You should know the plot of the story by now. Though anyone affected by 9/11 may find the opening sequences rather upsetting. Of course this film was made in 1981, but its just incredible how art can imitate life sometimes.
Russell is backed up by a stellar cast including Harry Dean Stanton, Isaac Hayes, Donald Pleasance, Lee Van Cleef and the much loved Ernest Borgnine as Cabbie.
The film may lack some emotion, but you'dd be churlish to let this get in your way. This is a great film that pulls no punches. The final moments are quite powerful. Snake is a legend.