Escape from L.A.
Snake Is Back.
This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.
I actually like this a little more than the first one only because Kurt Russell goes surfing on a tsunami wave. Completely cheesy but completely awesome.
Snake Plissken: What's that?
Pipeline: Tsu-nami, Snake! Tsunami!
Alright. Kurt Russell is one of my favourite action stars, whether he be travelling through a Stargate or escaping from a city...he always gets me...
Escape From L.A. is an inferior sequel to the original classic. Everyone should know it. The acting from the supports is atrocious and some of the special effects are below even the original film...but...it's so damn cheesy and fun.
Whether it be Snake surfing with Peter Fonda or Snake playing basketball to save his life...I'm always entertained...always.
Snake Plissken: Got a smoke?
Malloy: The United States is a non-smoking nation! No smoking, no drugs, no alcohol, no women - unless you're married - no foul language, no red meat!
Snake Plissken: Land of the free.
Days of JC:
Fun fact :my cousin is an extra in this
And did I mention Kurt Russell is fucking hot!?!
Movie number 7 in the January of Kurt List.
Escape from LA has been much maligned by anyone and everyone, since its release. While its true that LA does indeed mark the start of Carpenters decline, we need to give him some credit for writing this action adventure, satire, that sticks many middle fingers up to the hypocrisy and ridiculousness of Tinsletown. Carpenter was always a Maverick but this film is such a firm "Fuck you Hollywood"(he even burns the Hollywood sign) and a great big fat "underperformer"($50 mil budget, $47 mil gross) that it really is a wonder he ever worked again.
It's also a massive star vehicle for Kurt Russel who as writer, producer and star, clearly didn't…
I will defend this film to the death, unless of course you mention how Escape From New York is better.......to which I say, 'I surrender.'
I will start off by saying that I both like and dislike this film. I am a huge fan of both John Carpenter and Kurt Russell, and the character of Snake Pliskin is awesome. The cast is awesome, and thats one of the main reasons I like this film a lot.
The things I can't stand about this movie are the horrible CG. It is so ridiculous, especially in the surfing scene. I do realize that it is meant to be shit CG and that JC doesn't take himself seriously, at least I think he doesn't. Like if the surfing scene wasn't in the film, I might not have anything to complain about. But it is, and so that is…
Not the best film, but entertaining to a point. Some of the effects are badly dated but any time Pam Grier is in a flick it grabs my attention among other things.
A Menekülés New York-ból folytatása. Kb. ugyanolyan :)
Una estructura casi calcada a la original pero con más situaciones inverosímiles y verdaderas ganas de usar los efectos especiales que ofrecía la época.
I can only imagine what mis-happenstance produced Escape From L.A. It’s like Mad Max and Flash Gordon came together in unholy union and spawned this godawful po-faced cine-demon. Only the offspring didn’t inherit any actual grit or high camp ardour.
I felt embarrassed watching this and even more embarrassed for all involved. Even Steve Buscemi. And when I thought it couldn’t get any worse the film schooled me real good. Snake shoots hoops *shudder*, Snake goes surfing on a tsunami wave *dear God no!*, Snake goes hang-gliding *wtf?!* But it’s not all about sports. That entire ‘high drama’ ending made me want to harm things again and don’t forget the Che Guevara cut out of a chief bad guy Cuervo…
not better than the first one. most of the CGI was awful, looked like a game for a windows 95 computer. but still a good movie. some of it I kinda wondered why john carpenter put what he did in it. like Snake playing basketball to save his life or surfing a tsunami after never surfing before but fuck it, its snake plissken, he does what he wants. that's why kurt russell is a badass.
plus I liked the fact that LA was destroyed haha
I'm a big fan of Escape from New York, unfortunately this pointless and unnecessary sequel was made after John Carpenter lost his creativity.
It's basically the same movie, except it's louder, dumber and has none of the charm, originality or tension of the original. It also has some of the worst CGI I have ever seen.
Kurt Russell is still cool as fuck, although he clearly should have chosen a career in basketball.
This is not its predecessor. There's nothing else to say, really.
A vast improvement on the first film! Apart from a couple of cheesy moments (surfing anyone?) the action was better, the visual effects were better (even if the CGI was horribly dated), and the score was a major improvement thanks to Shirley Walker.
Another vhs. Snake Plisken returns, in a mess of a film wi some cool ideas, nice cast of cult faces and some rubbish fx. Set in the future of 2013. LA has become an island after an earthquake. The crazy Christian president has made it a big prison/holding cell fir ‘baddies’ (basically everyone who’s no a mad right wing Christian loony) The presidents daughter and a weapons system end up in there! Oh no! Get Snake tae get them using the same poison trick as the first film. It’s no’ great.