Escape from New York: I didn't want to like this. After all, I liked Logan's Run when I re-watched it for the first time in 20 years, and that was a bit embarrassing. Surely Escape from New York would be the same... and I would be similarly embarrassed.
I did like it, but for a very odd reason. There is a whole class of movies with post-apocalyptic settings that appear to simply be the same urban settings you would see on Kojak, grimy and dirty, with some trash cans set on fire. Apparently, the city was already post-apocalyptic in 1975.
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