In 1997, the island of Mahattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.
The movie really stuck with the plot and had a lot of substance to it. It really made me feel like I was in New York (the biggest jail in America in the movie). Foreboding it was. The movie wore and unrelenting dark cloak around itself; never was there a dull moment in the movie. It also was intuitive in the problem solving and took you inside the movie transferring all of the moods to you. When I would watch Snake get hurt or win something, I could swear that I could feel what Snake was feeling. During the most suspenseful parts of the movie, I felt very fearful like I was in that same situation. Every scene would flow very naturally to the next one. There were no unconfident places in the acting and in the moving picture.
Kurt Russell playing Snake Plisken. Bravo! I loved his acting so much. Kurt Russell looked like he was actually Snake in real life. The acting was so natural and confident. Never was there a part where he seemed like he was a different character; very smooth and flowing.
I highly recommend this movie.