It’s March 17, and everyone knows what meaning. It’s Kurt Russell’s birthday! A gaggle of John Carpenter super-fans have picked this event to launch their fan movie: Name Me Snake, a note-perfect homage to the director’s 1981 sci-fi classic Escape From New York, starring Russell as eye patch-wearing rebel Snake Plissken.
Name Me Snake, directed and written by Sean E. McCarthy, takes place within the early twenty first century, a time when free-thinkers and hellraisers have fled the U.S., the place vices are banned (smoking, consuming, playing, swearing) and bigots have taken over, with homosexual folks and anybody occupied with non secular freedom paying the worth. In a lawless nook of the world—the appropriately named New Vegas, Thailand—an underground duel introduces its opponents: the wild-eyed “Kabuki Joe” (Davis Noir) and a sure thriller man (Matt Kohler) who’s “of few phrases, and a giver of even fewer fucks.” Guess who?
Yep, he’s a stone-cold badass in a struggle, however he can barely comprise his disgust and horror at being acknowledged by an admirer… or, egads, the sight of an umbrella in his cocktail. It’s price noting that the fan movie takes place in between the occasions of Escape From New York (which is ready in 1997) and Escape From L.A. (which was launched in 1996, however takes place in 2000), in case you’re questioning the place it falls in Snake’s personal dystopian timeline. As we discover him, he’s not actively attempting to flee a specific place for as soon as, however he’s positively nonetheless a man who effortlessly makes enemies in every single place he goes.
Escape From New York—its tone, its storyline, its setting, its surly hero, its distinctive musical rating—has been extremely influential within the 4 many years since its launch. (Allow us to communicate not of the long-rumored, much-dreaded remake.) Name Me Snake nails the qualities that’ve made Escape such a beloved cult favourite amongst followers and filmmakers alike; the character with the cackling snigger is a pleasant contact, as are the knowingly tacky moments sprinkled all through. Hey, group Name Me Snake—can we get a Large Bother in Little China homage in time for subsequent March 17?
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