It's one of those movies where if Im flipping through the channels and it's on I'm game for watching it, but I wont go out of my way to watch it..
Carpenter is the master at taking B movie plots and expertly producing them. This isnt that; this is him making a cheesy B movie that's pretty bad, but also endearing in some ways.
Escape From NY, on the other hand, is amazing. My personal favorite of Carpenters.