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A good movie

There was a time when John Carpenter was rolling one classic after another and, with this in mind, I was really eager to check this flick. Honestly, I was expecting a lot from this flick as it looked really awesome and even apparently, Kurt Russell himself has stated that this is his favorite of all his films and Snake Plissken is his favorite of his characters. Eventually, I thought it was indeed pretty entertaining with a nice vibe and, indeed, Kurt Russell was really bad-ass. Furthermore, even though the budget ($7 million) was the largest that John Carpenter had received so far, it still had a B feature quality like most of his work and maybe that’s why I didn’t really love it. I mean, I thought it was pretty cool and fairly entertaining but, somehow, the story was not really amazing in my opinion and it could have been better. Still, to conclude, even though I don’t think it is really a masterpiece (a year later, John Carpenter and Kurt Russell would release together the superior ‘The Thing’), it still remain a fun feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in John Carpenter’s work.

7/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
5 years ago on 2 June 2014 14:31