Friday, 30 December 2011

19/12/2011: Escape From New York [1981]

Being a fan of John Carpenter, I decided to see what he could do outside of the horror genre. Escape From New York features a very interesting concept, the U.S. turning New York into one large ungoverned prison.

A fan of post-apocalyptic films, EFNY featured the society of inmates as the typical society one sees in those films, complete with all the strange characters that evolve from it. The main character played by Kurt Russel, a ex-special forces criminal named Snake, who sports an eye patch is clearly the inspiration for Solid Snake the protagonist in the Metal Gear series.

Another actor of note is Donald Pleasance, who played many famous roles throughout his career, including several of John Carpenter's films, such as Dr. Loomis in the Halloween 1-5.

This movie was nothing special and mediocre at best, but I am still interested to see the other one, mostly too see how they work the plotline.


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