Loc: Gotham City
Originally Posted By: Fido
Originally Posted By: Jack Knight
Attack The Block. Quite good. Though I understand some complaints people have had over the kids not being likable, I didn't feel the same way. Moses in way reminded me of Snake Plissken, except maybe a bit kinder of a person, but the similarities are there, for me at least.
^they never acknowledged the fact that they terrified(?) their mugging victim, and were all like "why were you afraid, we weren't going to cut you or nuttin, we were just as scared as you" (bull). And the leader saying "I wouldn't have cut you" I don't believe for one instant. Had she stood up to them and fought back, would they have simply run off ? I don't think so. The leader would have sliced her from belly to neck so to not lose face in front of his crew. And that oik who kept onto the ring even after hearing just how much it meant to the lady, lovable, methinks not. Yes the gang did some heroic stuff, yes she would have died without them, but I never felt they were sorry for putting the lady thru that ordial, so this movie left me feeling icky.
And that's where the Snake Plissken comparison comes in. An outlaw in it only for himself, not willing to do anything for anyone unless forced to. Snake may be put in the protagonist position, but he did something to become a wanted felon, and he was considered extremely dangerous. The deleted footage opening of Escape From New York is a bank robbery, the crime he got caught for. I'm willing to bet had he been put in a position where he had to kill one of the other humans in that bank, he would have. He may be facing something worse, but Snake Plissken is not a nice man. The same can be said for Moses.
I'm not trying to change any opinions on the matter. That's just how I see it.