Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★

“The President of what?”

A film with a perfect ending, and a perfect Kurt Russel. Surprisingly to me, my least favourite of the Carpenter / Russel collabs but I suspect seeing it in a theatre would make a significant difference as will the second time (and further times) I watch it because dang if this isn’t a watchable flick. Snake is so iconic and cool and there’s some good themes to dig into as well as well as a great score and fine performances. Classic Carpenter indeed. You gotta admire the man’s originality and guts.

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