Solid if uneven exploration of disability, that winds up getting nicely existential in all the right ways. Elevated by some pretty fantastic performances all around.
Upgraded since last viewing. What stood out this time was just how economical this picture is... Carpenter packs a hell of a lot into 90 minutes, even with that absurdly drawn out fight scene. A Western at heart, but also an ingenious bit of pulp sci-fi that deserves canon recognition.