02 July 2010

Escape from L.A.

I watched John Carpenter's 'Escape from L.A.' on DVD last night. It was mildly entertaining. I wondered why I bothered since I didn't like 'Escape from New York' which I watched over two decades back. I did think that Bruce Campbell's role as the surgeon-general of L.A. was great!

What happened? John Carpenter's B-movies had been fun like 'Big Trouble in Little China' and 'In the Mouth of Madness'. 'Escape from L.A.' was somewhat laboured and predictable. Most of the humour didn't work either. It could have been much much more.

As for the sets and models, they seemed to be of poor quality and also rather flimsy-looking.

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