Escape from L.A. finds Kurt Russell once again in the role of Snake, which he played in the 1981 film, Escape from New York. Los Angeles has finally had the really big earthquake everyone was afraid of, and what remains is now an island. Because the country's ultra-righteous President-for-Life (Cliff Roberton) wants it that way, all the weirdos and freaks that previously inhabited New York in large numbers, and the rest of the U.S. in smaller concentrations, have been quarantined on the island of L.A. The president has Snake taken from the nice, decent prison he was living in for a special mission in L.A. The president's daughter has joined the resistance movement determined to overthrow his one-man rule, and has stolen his secret "black box" (a doomsday machine) to boot. Snake is given a poison which will kill him in a few hours unless he returns to the president for the antidote. His mission is to recover the black box and kill the president's daughter. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
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The best word I can use to describe this film is: hokey. It has some very humorous lines, and provides a unique anti-Utopian portrayal of futuristic Los Angeles. It's definitely worth renting, as long as you watch it with that perspective in mind.
This is one of my personal favorites. It's basically a carbon copy of Escape from New York, but with a lot more cheese and a lot more of snake being a badass. If you're looking for a "good" movie, don't get this. If you like your action over the top and to the point of sheer ridiculousness, then you'll love this.