History YMMV / EscapeFromNewYork

2nd Dec '15 8:55:10 PM Rockduded
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The visual effects hold up, even though it's a 1981 film. It's hard not to get chills when a dark, nearly lightless Manhattan is revealed.
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The visual effects hold up, even though it's a 1981 film. It's hard not to get chills when a dark, nearly lightless Manhattan is revealed. (Even more impressive, the skyline shots of New York are all matte paintings done by James Cameron).
21st Oct '15 4:47:44 PM nombretomado
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* WTHCastingAgency: Pretty much everyone's reaction when Creator/KurtRussell was cast as Snake, due to his prior work with {{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 {{Disney}}. Creator/{{Disney}}. Fortunately, Russell managed to prove them all wrong...wrong... ----
30th Mar '15 8:15:26 AM Eegah
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* WhatAnIdiot: Either Brain's map of the mines on the bridge sucks, or he sucks at reading it, as he manages to kill Cabbie ''and'' himself.
9th Dec '14 10:29:49 PM Rabukurafuto
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* TheWoobie: Snake. Not so apparent in the movie, but I '''dare''' you to read through the {{Novelization}} and ''not'' see him as one.
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* TheWoobie: Snake. Not so as apparent in the movie, but I '''dare''' you to read through very true the {{Novelization}} and ''not'' see him as one.{{Novelization}}.
23rd Aug '14 8:14:23 PM WJTaylor4
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Just expanding the page
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* JerkassWoobie: The President. He's far from admirable, but it's hard not to feel bad for him when he's being tortured and brutalized by the Duke and his thugs, [[spoiler:and it's hard not to cheer for him when he finally gets his revenge on the Duke at the end.]]

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* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler:The fate of the girl in the Chock Full O'Nuts coffee shop - it's implied that the Crazies eat her after catching and dragging her down to her doom out of camera range. In a weird way it's even more chilling when you remember that the actress playing her, Season Hubley, was Kurt Russell's wife at the time.]]
13th Aug '14 7:23:42 PM fmpro
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* VindicatedByHistory: It made a respectable splash in the cult sense when it was first released in 1981, but wasn't considered a classic by any stretch of the imagination. It has gained much more recognition over the years, mainly due, no doubt, to its influence on other media, with Metal Gear Solid, ReBoot, and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy being only a few examples.
1st Jun '14 12:52:53 AM Odon
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** For a brief moment, it actually looks like the hijacked airplane is flying toward the World Trade Center.
3rd Apr '14 9:43:45 PM Commander808
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTxBc_-XxmI opening theme]], also an EarWorm and (typically for Carpenter) a DoItYourselfThemeTune.
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: AwesomeMusic: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTxBc_-XxmI opening theme]], also an EarWorm and (typically for Carpenter) a DoItYourselfThemeTune.
24th Feb '14 8:44:24 PM Commander808
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** Snake Plissken as a character has received this in later years, mainly because of being a strong influence on Solid Snake from the MetalGearSolid series.
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** Snake Plissken as a character has received this in later years, mainly because of due to being a strong influence on Solid Snake from the MetalGearSolid Franchise/MetalGear series.
6th Feb '14 6:06:25 PM kraas
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** In addition, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbENhng6og0 The Duke Arrives / Barricade]]". Some fans joke about hearing this tune in their heads when their in-laws show up.
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** In addition, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbENhng6og0 com/watch?v=nbi3Fosznck The Duke Arrives / Barricade]]". Some fans joke about hearing this tune in their heads when their in-laws show up.
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