My favorite movie, but not one I watch often at all. Reminding myself just how good it is on a technical level, how gorgeous it is to see, how remarkable each performance is, that’s always a treat.
They truly don't make action movies like they used to, huh? Carpenter is a master of all trades here, providing a terrific spooky score to heighten the tense nature of the movie. Kurt Russell's gruff demeanor and incredibly cool character design have you rooting for Snake Plissken, if not for the batshit government handlers who run a literal police state. Isaac Hayes as the Duke is a top-tier villain and I need his entire outfit.