Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★★

In our inevitable dystopian future, if I ever get accidentally stranded in an island prison city where thousands of deranged criminals run amok -- you know, the kinda hellscape that no one ever leaves? Well, let me go ahead and tell you right now who to contact to bust me out.

Lone Wolf McQuade? Give me a break.

John Matrix? Don't need 'em.

Rambo? Nice try.

Get me the guy who flew the Gullfire over LENINGRAD. The legend who was decorated by the President and then robbed the Federal Reserve, thank you very much. I'm talking Special Forces BLACK LIGHT, son. I'm talking one-eyed-badass-don't-give-a-fuck-about-your-war-or-your-president SNAKE PLISSKEN.

I really don't want Hollywood to remake this. It's just about perfect for what it aims to be, which is a tight, fast-moving, race-against-time action thriller. John Carpenter and Kurt Russell always deliver the goods.

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