Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★½

The appeal is lost on me. I don’t think it’s nearly as absurd as it plays itself off to be. I had hoped the final act would unleash something unexpected for me to love, but it was lackluster. Besides Kurt Russel being Kurt Russel, I don’t really care about the characters or their endings. Plus, the score was a real let down. It was my favorite part about Escape from New York until it wasn’t. It should’ve felt like an epic face off between our hero and The Duke. Instead, it’s dull and missing that recognizable Carpenter flair

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