Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★½

Everybody's Into Weirdness - Watch #2 - Carpenter

Now this is unexpected: I…didn't really love this one? Probably my least favorite out of the four Carpenters I've seen. Don't get me wrong, a lesser John Carpenter film is still a damn good film, but this was a little too episodic for my taste, and while its set pieces are excellent, the way Carpenter stitches them together didn't grab me the way it did in They Live. At the same time, though, you can't argue with that score or that supporting cast or that worldbuilding or that grimy color palette or that eye patch. Check back after I rewatch this in a year's time.

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