What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that violence here includes gunfire, thrown knives, electrocutions, and rocket launches. Do-not-do-this-at-home stuff includes reckless motorcycle stunts. Swearing is at a typical R-level. The main character smokes cigarettes in a no-smoking country, the act upheld as the last vestige of the American spirit, literally. Negative stereotypes include Left-leaning Latino gangster-warlords and a thoroughly despicable, Right-wing Christian president who orders his own daughter executed.
- Families can talk about Snake Plissken. Is he a hero or a character with no redeeming social value? Is what he does at the end justified?
- Ask viewers of the back-to-back movies which Escape they liked better, New York or LA.