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Avatara's review of John Carpenter's "Escape from L.A. DVD.
on 13 May 2015
John Carpenter and Kurt Russell team up again to tell another story about the crazy and daring exploits of "Snake Plissken", criminal renegade supreme. The story which is set in the near future is along similar lines as "Escape from New York" but is set on the West coast of America in Los Angeles instead. The plot is slightly different to the first film and can be considered formulaic by nature but is no less enjoyable. The costumes and sets are very good and make the dystopian feel of future L.A. completely believable and engrossing to experience. This film is a Sci-fi romp with a little gore and black humour thrown in for good measure, as only John Carpenter can deliver it. If you love John Carpenters other films then chances are that you will love this one too. If you haven't seen any of John Carpenter's films then this film is a great introduction to crazy world of John Carpenter's mind and it will bring you many hours of enjoyment. I you loved "Mad Max" then this is right up your street!