Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★

I wanted to like this film. Kurt Russel being one of my favorite actors alongside John Carpenter who made on my favorite films of all time (The Thing.)
I just never got a great vibe for this film. I do appreciate the production design though as it worked perfectly for the world built by Carpenter. The film itself doesn't have much going for it. There were no real stakes. The script was extremely dry. Russel basically just says a bunch of small sentences over over again with the occasional cheesy 80's dialogue. Overall it's fun film to watch especially to see how far film has come over the years.