Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★½

“Call me SNAKE...”

When Carpenter was in his prime he was seriously one of the best directors of all time, every single one of his films feel so unlike anything else. Is this film absolutely perfect, no some things feel a tad bit dated and there’s some slow moments but goddamn is this a fun movie. The characters, the weird events the unfold, the music, the practical effects, everything works and flows perfectly in the strange dystopian future Carpenter created. I love the final climax of the movie, I miss when action/adventure movies felt unique with real passion put into them, nowadays we get stuff like the fast and the furious franchise and don’t get me wrong that’s entertaining and fun at times but it doesn’t feel real and homemade like the films we got in the 70s/80s or even the 90s. I really don’t know what happened, people like Michael Bay came along and just spat out senseless action movies (I like a lot of Michael Bay films) granted that’s not to say we haven’t gotten some incredible action films over the past few years but as the saying goes “They don’t make em like they used to.” Back to the movie though, Snake Plissken is one of the most badass characters of all time. From the moment we are introduced to snake we instantly know who he is, how he fits in the world and that’s just awesome. The score for this movie is all techno as usual with Carpenter and boy is is phenomenal, it’s a score that will stick with you long after the film ends.

9.5/10

“You’ve got 24 hours.”

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