"Escape From New York" - stupid film, but.... Classic or Dud?

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Mouth of Madness is okaaaay, and then yeah, massive drop after that. They Live is the last 'can be watched and enjoyed many times' Carpenter.

I didn't learn my lesson until paying to see Escape from LA *AND* Vampires in the theater...I was such a fangirl I kept hoping it would get better. But it really, really didn't. *cries*

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also Vampires is the reason I hate James Woods to this day.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

banning amateurist...damn no ban button. banning alex in nyc in retrospect too for being such a dope.

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

banning me for what? i didn't say all his '80s films suck. some of them are pretty damn good, if flawed. big trouble is probably the best of the lot. but they do seem like a dropoff to me from assault/halloween which are unfuckwithable.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually i think i was just taking alex's thread title and first post out on you. he's not around, i have to ban someone!

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

plus, i love this movie.

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pissed that Netflix has this streaming in pan and scan.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i really like later walter hill movies too. trespass, wild bill, last man standing, crossroads, johnny handsome, streets of fire, red heat, extreme prejudice.

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm actually more of a fan of streets of fire than i am of the 48 hours movies. though the first 48 hours is good.

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

though my fave three came out three years in a row: warriors, long riders, and southern comfort.

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

and speaking of walter hill, would watch:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_to_the_Head

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

banning alex in nyc in retrospect too for being such a dope.

Why don't you go gargle with a bag of your own filth?

Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

ALEX!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

If an eyepatch and camo pants is wrong, I don't want it to be right.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is the weakest of the Carpenter/Russell troika but it is still great. Carpenter had an amazing 15 year run - Josh in Chicago otm about that. Even stuff like the Fog and They Live are loads of fun.

Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

oof i should have known better than to summon the grouch.

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

RudolfHitlerFtw (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is kind've the second worst thread title ever

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

watching this now - so many plot elements lifted from neuromancer!

dayo, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh wait according to wiki it's the other way around

dayo, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I WAS ABOUT TO SAY

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

gibson has acknowledged the film's influence iirc

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

this thread title fucking infuriates me btw

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

agreed. there is nothing stupid about this film that the film itself isn't aware of.

filthy dylan, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

the other thread only has like 5 posts :(

dayo, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

revolver with a scope + unlimited bullets has got to be one of the best movie weapons ever

dayo, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 01:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

you know what is surprisingly entertaining and competently written? the novelization of this movie.

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink


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