Also, carpenter is a national treasure; he was the master of taking B movie concepts and turning them into great films. I know, he hasnt been at top form in a long time, but he's also the dude who directed Halloween, The Thing, Escape From NY (my personal favorite of his), Big Trouble in Little China, They Live. Such a weird, yet awesome filmography that dude has.
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And The Ward.... Ghosts of Mars, Vampires, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Escape from L.A. Not to rain on the Carpenter parade. But he can be as bad as he can be good, and I suppose the same could be said of most directors. But I just recently watched The Ward, and it's made me a little bitter about the man. It really doesn't get much worse then The Ward, even ghosts of mars is enjoyably terrible. The Ward just feels like a limp nothing of a movie that is basically just a cash in on the his name sake. I guess I can celebrate his past works. But I really have no interest in anything the man touches in the future.