History YMMV / EscapeFromLA

14th Jun '17 8:00:26 PM PrincessGwen
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* InferredHolocaust: Snake Plissken stops all electricity, all over the Earth. Actually, it does not seem like anyone could really consider there to be any "winners" in that movie, unless you think that cutting the power was going to stop the world[[note]]and by 'the world' we mean 'the United States'[[/note]] from tearing itself apart. Though, given that Snake's action effectively terminated the United States as a functioning political entity, it's likely that those guards would have more reason to shoot ''the president'' instead of his daughter for getting them into their situation than her. A healthy young woman would have more value in the AfterTheEnd world to come than a crackpot ex-president.

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* InferredHolocaust: Snake Plissken stops all electricity, all over the Earth. Actually, it does not seem like anyone could really consider there to be any "winners" in that movie, unless you think that cutting the power was going to stop the world[[note]]and by 'the world' we mean 'the United States'[[/note]] from tearing itself apart. Though, given that Snake's action effectively terminated the United States as HarsherInHindsight:
** The "tsunami surfing" scene's humor falls
a functioning political entity, it's likely that those guards would have more reason to shoot ''the president'' instead of his daughter for getting them into their situation than her. A healthy young woman would have more value bit flat in the AfterTheEnd wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake or the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.
** Snake shutting down the
world to come than is both this and hilarious on account of the Ontario Ice Storm in 2013. It's a crackpot ex-president.double whammy since Canada was the original Escape Plan in ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', and this movie taking place in a fictional 2013.



* HarsherInHindsight:
** The "tsunami surfing" scene's humor falls a bit flat in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake or the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.
** Snake shutting down the world is both this and hilarious on account of the Ontario Ice Storm in 2013. It's a double whammy since Canada was the original Escape Plan in ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', and this movie taking place in a fictional 2013.

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* HarsherInHindsight:
** The "tsunami surfing" scene's humor falls
InferredHolocaust: Snake Plissken stops all electricity, all over the Earth. Actually, it does not seem like anyone could really consider there to be any "winners" in that movie, unless you think that cutting the power was going to stop the world[[note]]and by 'the world' we mean 'the United States'[[/note]] from tearing itself apart. Though, given that Snake's action effectively terminated the United States as a bit flat functioning political entity, it's likely that those guards would have more reason to shoot ''the president'' instead of his daughter for getting them into their situation than her. A healthy young woman would have more value in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake or the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan.
** Snake shutting down the
AfterTheEnd world is both this and hilarious on account of the Ontario Ice Storm in 2013. It's to come than a double whammy since Canada was the original Escape Plan in ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', and this movie taking place in a fictional 2013. crackpot ex-president.
31st Mar '17 7:48:30 PM maxwellsilver
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** Talisma reveals that she was persecuted and ultimately rejected from society for being a Muslim. Sadly, TruthInTelevision for many Muslims today.



** Snake shutting down the world is both this and hilarious on account of the recent Ice Storm in Ontario 2013. It's a double whammy since Canada was the original Escape Plan in [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork New York,]] and this movie taking place in a fictional 2013.

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** Snake shutting down the world is both this and hilarious on account of the recent Ontario Ice Storm in Ontario 2013. It's a double whammy since Canada was the original Escape Plan in [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork New York,]] ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', and this movie taking place in a fictional 2013.
13th Sep '16 8:34:46 AM JamesAustin
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* BrokenBase / ContestedSequel: Some people think [[{{Sequelitis}} the movie's a piece of garbage]], others think it's just as good as ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', and still others actually [[EvenBetterSequel think it's]] '''[[EvenBetterSequel better]]''' (Rumor has it that last camp includes Creator/JohnCarpenter himself).
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GlEeRnMJDM Snake's Uniform]]". Yes, at this this point, Snake is {{Badass}} enough to have his own {{Leitmotif}}.

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* BrokenBase / ContestedSequel: Some people think [[{{Sequelitis}} the movie's a piece of garbage]], others think it's just as good as ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', and still others actually [[EvenBetterSequel think it's]] '''[[EvenBetterSequel better]]''' (Rumor has it that last camp includes Creator/JohnCarpenter himself).
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GlEeRnMJDM Snake's Uniform]]". Yes, at this this point, Snake is {{Badass}} badass enough to have his own {{Leitmotif}}.



** Also, give Carpenter credit for being just about the only filmmaker in Hollywood (other than [[SpaceAboveAndBeyond Wong and Morgan]]) to give Shirley Walker a real shot in movies.

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** Also, give Carpenter credit for being just about the only filmmaker in Hollywood (other than [[SpaceAboveAndBeyond [[Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond Wong and Morgan]]) to give Shirley Walker a real shot in movies.



* BrokenBase: Some people think [[{{Sequelitis}} the movie's a piece of garbage]], others think it's just as good as ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', and still others actually [[EvenBetterSequel think it's]] '''[[EvenBetterSequel better]]''' (Rumor has it that last camp includes Creator/JohnCarpenter himself).



** In ''Christopher Columbus The Discovery'', George Corraface played the title character, who allegedly discovered America. In ''Escape From LA'', Corraface played Cuervo Jones, who wants to take over America.
** Bankok has apparently been renamed [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]].

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** In ''Christopher Columbus Columbus: The Discovery'', George Corraface played the title character, who allegedly discovered America. whose voyages led to the first lasting European contact with America, inaugurating a period of European conquest and colonization that lasted for several centuries. In ''Escape From LA'', from L.A.'', Corraface played Cuervo Jones, who wants to take over America.
** Bankok Bangkok has apparently been renamed [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]].



** It wouldn't be too far to compare Utopia with a princess, though one with a very twisted "king" for a father (one who wants her to be executed rather than rescued, for example). Her actress, A. J. Langer, went on to become Countess of Devon after she married the son of Hugh Courtenay, 18th Earl of Devon, following his death and her husband's assumption of the title of 19th Earl of Devon.



* NarmCharm:
** Snake surfing a tsunami down a spillway. Incredibly stupid, and incredibly awesome.

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* NarmCharm:
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NarmCharm: Snake surfing a tsunami down a spillway. Incredibly stupid, and incredibly awesome.
10th Jul '16 3:24:58 AM PresidentExpert
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* OneSceneWonder: BruceCampbell as the Surgeon General of Beverly Hills.

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* OneSceneWonder: BruceCampbell Creator/BruceCampbell as the Surgeon General of Beverly Hills.
21st Jun '16 11:17:23 AM gewunomox
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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDGJTyCLc04 The One]]" by White Zombie, heard over the end credits. Of course, this wouldn't be the last time RobZombie would be involved with a Creator/JohnCarpenter [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} movie]]. Unfortunately.

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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDGJTyCLc04 The One]]" by White Zombie, heard over the end credits. Of course, this wouldn't be the last time RobZombie Music/RobZombie would be involved with a Creator/JohnCarpenter [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} movie]]. Unfortunately.
4th Sep '15 12:43:47 PM 1upmushroom
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: They apparently had a CGI budget of "ten bucks and an old Amiga", and ''hoo boy'' does it show.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: They apparently had a CGI budget The opening destruction shots of "ten bucks and an old Amiga", and ''hoo boy'' does it show.L.A are not very convincing, even for the time. Not to mention some of the poor green screen shots (Snake surfing anyone?)
4th Sep '15 12:41:13 PM 1upmushroom
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: They apparently had a CGI budget of "ten bucks and an old Amiga", and ''hoo boy'' does it show.
27th Jul '15 3:22:04 PM Pat4ever
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* {{Narm}}:
** Hershey's Chinese {{Mook}} talking about "The Nightwind" as a way to attack Cuervo's base.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: They apparently had a CGI budget of "ten bucks and an old Amiga", and ''hoo boy'' does it show.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: They apparently had a CGI budget of "ten bucks and an old Amiga", and ''hoo boy'' does it show.
6th May '15 9:17:24 AM StFan
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** Cliff Robertson, who played the President, would be better known to modern audiences as [[Film/SpiderMan Uncle Ben]], a role as far removed from this one as it gets.

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** Cliff Robertson, who played the President, would be better known to modern audiences as [[Film/SpiderMan [[Film/SpiderMan1 Uncle Ben]], a role as far removed from this one as it gets.



** The President's delivery of the line "You didn't finish the mission, Snake" makes him sound a lot like [[MetalGearSolid Colonel Campbell]].

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** The President's delivery of the line "You didn't finish the mission, Snake" makes him sound a lot like [[MetalGearSolid [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Colonel Campbell]].
15th Sep '14 4:35:09 PM 1upmushroom
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** Snake surfing a tsunami down a spillway.


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* NarmCharm:
** Snake surfing a tsunami down a spillway. Incredibly stupid, and incredibly awesome.
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