BREAKOUT is a movie full of genre types.
Exploitation doesn’t offend me or put me off; but lazy storytelling does.
So what about that 1982 adaptation of I, THE JURY anyway? [NOTE: NSFW screencaps included in review]
“The message? Death is good!”
Like with GIRL HUNTERS, this key, almost-mythical female figure is given the title of the book. And, like GIRL HUNTERS, the appearance of this most-important character is almost all delay. Deferment. A radical postponement that is almost narratively unbelievable.
The book cover as negative space.
“Modular genre” films spend their running time cycling from one “chunk” of recognizable genre to another.