History YMMV / EscapeFromNewYork

11th Jun '17 3:22:04 PM maxwellsilver
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* HarsherInHindsight: Snake lands his glider on one of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. It'll still be there in 1997, but the plot also features terrorists hijacking a jet airliner and then suicidally crashing it into a New York skyscraper in order to protest U.S. foreign policies. Ouch.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Snake lands his glider on one of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. It'll still be there in 1997, but the The plot also features is kicked off by terrorists hijacking a jet airliner and then suicidally crashing it into a New York skyscraper in order to protest U.S. foreign policies. Ouch.
6th Jun '17 4:49:11 PM Michael_McManus
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* WTHCastingAgency: Pretty much everyone's reaction when Creator/KurtRussell was cast as Snake, due to his prior work with Creator/{{Disney}}. Fortunately, Russell managed to prove them all wrong...

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* WTHCastingAgency: Pretty much everyone's reaction when Creator/KurtRussell was cast as Snake, due to his prior work with Creator/{{Disney}}. Fortunately, Russell managed to prove them all wrong...wrong.
4th Jun '17 12:32:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwesomeMusic: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTxBc_-XxmI opening theme]], also an EarWorm and (typically for Carpenter) a DoItYourselfThemeTune.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTxBc_-XxmI opening theme]], also an EarWorm and (typically for Carpenter) a DoItYourselfThemeTune.
4th Mar '17 11:14:28 PM maxwellsilver
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment / HarsherInHindsight: Snake lands his glider on one of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. It'll still be there in 1997, but the plot also features terrorists hijacking a jet airliner and then suicidally crashing it into a New York skyscraper in order to protest U.S. foreign policies. Ouch.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment / HarsherInHindsight: Snake lands his glider on one of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. It'll still be there in 1997, but the plot also features terrorists hijacking a jet airliner and then suicidally crashing it into a New York skyscraper in order to protest U.S. foreign policies. Ouch.
5th Jan '17 10:18:12 AM Pren
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: With Kurt Russell's success in reinventing himself as a genuine badass action hero, it's hard to remember that at the time, casting a former Disney child star as a post-apocalyptic anti-hero was supposed to be something of a joke, and a sign that people shouldn't take the film very seriously.
3rd Dec '16 7:14:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Are we meant to feel a bit sorry for the Duke? This may be hinted at by the camera lingering on his face for a few seconds after he is killed, and the fact that he's unceremoniously gunned down by the President, who is shown to be a selfish, cowardly asshole (though this could be seen as a triumphant moment for the President if you see him as a JerkassWoobie). Also, there is no word on exactly ''why'' the Duke is in prison. He could have been put there for being a political dissident. He also demands amnesty for all prisoners on Manhattan Island in exchange for the President, and not just himself and his cronies.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Are we meant to feel a bit sorry for the Duke? This may be hinted at by the camera lingering on his face for a few seconds after he is killed, and the fact that he's unceremoniously gunned down by the President, who is shown to be a selfish, cowardly asshole (though this could be seen as a triumphant moment for the President if you see him as a JerkassWoobie). Also, there is no word on exactly ''why'' the Duke is in prison. He could have been put there for being a political dissident. He also demands amnesty for all prisoners on Manhattan Island in exchange for the President, and not just himself and his cronies.
31st Oct '16 8:22:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** Upon further review, it is worth pointing out that in the original Snake was more of an opportunistic AntiHero with hints of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold; dangerous and resourceful, but not so ridiculously BadAss as the [[Film/EscapeFromLA sequel]] made him.

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** Upon further review, it is worth pointing out that in the original Snake was more of an opportunistic AntiHero with hints of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold; dangerous and resourceful, but not so ridiculously BadAss badass as the [[Film/EscapeFromLA sequel]] made him.
14th Oct '16 11:17:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* Ensemble Darkhorse: It's pretty hard not to love Romero.

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* Ensemble Darkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse: It's pretty hard not to love Romero.
19th Sep '16 9:53:53 AM teachzebra
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** The part when the plane flies over the harbor and the guard watches it go by is eerily reminiscent of the only known video of Flight 11 hitting the North Tower.
19th Sep '16 9:41:53 AM teachzebra
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* Ensemble Darkhorse: It's pretty hard not to love Romero.
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