I Don’t Get It…: Escape from New York

THE FUTURE: 1997. THE ISLAND OF MANHATTAN HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A MAXIMUM-SECURITY PRISON. STEALTH GLIDERS ARE VIABLE TRANSPORTATION. TINY BOMBS CAN BE INSERTED INTO A PERSON’S NECK. CASSETTE TAPES ARE THE PREFERRED RECORDING MEDIUM. AND WRIST TIMERS ARE RIDICULOUSLY ENORMOUS.

Plissken watch

Look at that thing. What the hell? Why does it need to be that gigantic? All it does is count down time, and it’s the size of a loaf of bread. It reminds me of those giant wall watches from the ’80s.

I had this awesome Batman one.

I had this awesome Batman one.

It would have been just as practical for Snake to tie a stopwatch around his scrotum.

 

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