Great central figure. Less impressed with Gaar's filmmaking, but like the sightings on the film, you feel like something is there.
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.