History YMMV / EscapeFromNewYork

13th May '16 11:49:33 PM CB2001
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** Or the man who created the map, who Maggie makes mention of, made a mistake when making it, which could have been under duress before the Duke had him killed.
13th May '16 11:46:07 PM CB2001
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** And even more horrific when you realize that when [[spoiler: she was pulled under, she grabbed Snake's gun to keep from being pulled under, and Snake pulled her hand off the gun to keep it from being dragged under with her.]]
13th May '16 7:48:06 PM kraas
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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).

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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.
28th Mar '16 7:46:03 AM kraas
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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).



** JerkassWoobie: Even in the movie, Snake is not really someone who you would call a KnightInSourArmor. But let's take a look to his background: he gets betrayed by the same goverments he believed in during the "Leningrad Ruse" (where he lost the use of his left eye) and then all his country is turned into a totalitarian police state[[spoiler:, with his parents being murdered by the police in the process]]. Wouldn't you be a bit sociopathic after that? He does, however, hold a loose code of honor and humanity and he can also occasionally step in the JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory.

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** JerkassWoobie: Even in the movie, Snake is not really someone who you would call a KnightInSourArmor. But let's take a look to his background: he gets betrayed by the same goverments governments he believed in during the "Leningrad Ruse" (where he lost the use of his left eye) and then all his country is turned into a totalitarian police state[[spoiler:, with his parents being murdered by the police in the process]]. Wouldn't you be a bit sociopathic after that? He does, however, hold a loose code of honor and humanity and he can also occasionally step in the JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory.



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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...
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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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* 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.
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