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5.0 out of 5 stars CARPENTER'S BEST MOVIE, 27 May 2014
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Cult director John Carpenter created one of the coolest, baddest and best action heroes of all time - the one-eyes sociopath Snake Plissken (brilliantly played by Kurt Russell).
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK plays almost entirely at night, it is one of the darkest movies of all time. It is a very gritty movie which combines action with thriller and a bit of satire - if you pay much attention to obama's America, you can see the start of the beginning of a dystopian America as depicted in this movie.
As I said, this is not a pure action movie. Action is rather scarce and suspense and an eerie atmosphere rule, accompanied by Carpenter-typical synthizer music (love it or hate it, it adds to the setting).
A brilliant supporting cast (where do I start? Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Tom Atkins, Charles Cyphers, Adrienne Barbeau...).
Surely the technology is a bit antiquated - but this movie was made in 1981. It's simplicity made is age rather well in my opinion.
Definitely a must-have!
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Initial post: 4 Jun 2014 22:48:14 BDT
Timelord-007 says:
Great review, This is a cult classic I'm surprised Hollywood haven't remade it as they have everything else.

Hope not cause this is a cult classic.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2014 08:37:55 BDT
Caligula II. says:
Thanks!
The remake is already in pre-production check out the link:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0984981/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Sooner or later we're gonna get PG-13 kiddie remakes of every halfway decent movie from the 70s, 80s and 90s and then it'll be time to remake the remakes...
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