Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★½

This has been around for such a long time and probably has already been seen by all those interested in this kind of movie so a review isn’t really helpful or interesting. I will just say that I love it....and I don’t know why. I’m sure there are better acting jobs, better direction, better plots, better musical scores...so why has this been such a guilty pleasure for me for so long? Sometimes a movie comes along where there is a character with such appeal that it just stays long beyond where it likely should. Such is Snake Plissken for me. He is with a small handful that sparked my imagination and resonated with life. Such characters as: Captain Jack Sparrow, Indiana Jones, Marge Gunderson, Hannibal Lector, Blondie (the Good, Bad and Ugly). Fun to watch and rewatch.