Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★

A fun and memorable ride with incredibly detailed set pieces, rich atmosphere, and solid action/adventure thrills. I loved the dark lighting throughout, which made the world feel cool and dangerous rather than tacky. Kurt Russell in this role was pretty perfect, nailing the lone wolf persona. The score was masterful and fun, capturing me from the start. A few of the special effects aged... poorly. But otherwise, it was an amazingly built world that had Carpenter’s unique fingerprints all over it.

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