Escape From L.A.

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: John Carpenter

REVIEWED: 08-22-96

John Carpenter comes back for another round in this fun, campy reprise of his 15-year-old Escape From New York. It is again the not-so-distant future, and the entire city of Los Angeles has been turned into a prison camp for criminals, degenerates and smokers. Only one man, with one eye, Snake Plisskin (Kurt Russell) can retrieve the doomsday device from deep within the city. Schlockier and more self-conscious than the first Escape movie, Escape From L.A. lacks the bleakness of Carpenter's earlier version but makes up for it with silly special effects and a priceless surfing moment. This movie makes L.A. look like more fun than you ever imagined.

--Stacey Richter

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