Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Escape From New York - REVIEW

Film of the Day #140/ 300

John Carpenter’s Escape From New York is a forgotten apocalyptic thriller that’s influence on better- known dystopia's should not go understated. Featuring an atmospherically grimy futuristic metropolis, Escape from New York is a strange, entertaining jumble of thrilling action and oddball weirdness. This is a tour into an urban hell that civilization created for itself. In 1997 the island of Manhattan has been turned into an overgrown Alcatraz surrounded by a state driven national police force. When Air Force One goes down in the Big Apple the police enlist the ultimate anti-hero, Snake Plissken portrayed by Kurt Russell, to infiltrate the island and save the President. Riveting, exciting, original and totally unforgettable, Escape From New York is an underrated cult classic that undoubtedly earns its status as one of the coolest movies ever made.