Dostoyevsky and prisons.
I don't know, starting WWIII seems out of character for Snake. I mean, I know he's a badass and all, but he's not malicious.
The jewel of America's east coast is walled off and and turned into a supermax prison where society lets criminals go at each other Lord-of-the-Flies style.
I think what Carpenter is implying through Snake is that after what he sees and experiences, he thinks what this particular society has become is no longer worth saving. Pliskin is the quintessential 80's anti-hero after-all.
The Duke of NY A#1
Big Trouble is fun but the tone of those two movies are very different, it often comes across as silly but I love it. It's one of those 80's action films crafted and targeted right at teenage boys.
Anyone else hate Girls? People seem to love that show, and I just don't get it. I watched the first two episodes and thought it was fucking terrible. Who wants to watch a show about a bunch of entitled brats? I don't mind a show with lead characters that are heavily flawed, but there has to be something redeeming in them. I guess that is some of these same problem I have with Mad Men (two seasons in and I have no opinion or feeling for Don Draper).
My wife "hate watches" it. I have found it mostly terrible. Take for example of the Jessa character, who just went from being the die hard bohemian wanderlust chick to "yuppie wife" of the guy who tried to 3 way her because really she all-along wanted stability and the easy life, WTF?
The only remotely funny episode, IMHO, was the I Get Ideas episode and if you know the characters it's worth checking out- but I readily confess to not watching most of them, I'd rather defrag a HD or go to the dentist.