Reviews and Problems with Big Trouble in Little China
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Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
29 January 2014
Summary: When his best freind's finacee is kidnapped by an ancient sorcerer and a trio of demons in Chinatown, it's up to tough-talking truck driver Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) to save the day. This movie has some of the funniest and the most weirdest things that I ever seen before.
Summary: Director John Carpenter teams with Kurt Russell in this wonderfully unique spoof of the martial arts movie genre, and they hit on all cylinders in a film that is incredibly funny, surprisingly well-crafted, and just plain fun.
Summary: Truly an underappreciated gem of raw, frivolous, kinetic, unpretentious imagination. A thoroughly silly but incredibly original, funny, and enjoyable movie with amusing performances, a witty script, cheesy but highly entertaining special effects, and a fantastic soundtrack.
Summary: John Carpenter's knowingly ridiculous homage to Chinese swords and sorcery films in which the hilariously useless Jack Burton takes on a mythical demi-god surrounded by chop-socky mayhem and cheesy flying effects. Definitely not for the serious minded and all the more fun for it.
Excerpt: I'm a HUGE John Carpenter fan, and have been waiting to see this on Blu Ray. The transfer is great. Picture quality is impressive, sound is above average. Colors pop out like never before. Egg Chan has never looked so good. LOL
Summary: If you embrace this film as what it was (hopefully) intended to be - a goofy tongue-in-cheek parody of action movie silliness, then it works on both a comedic and action-oriented level. If you try to take it seriously, you'll probably be disappointed.
Summary: What's not to love. The mysticism, the over the top characters and action, the one liners, etc. One of my favorites. Favorite line in this movie: "You were not brought upon this world to GET IT, Mr. Burton!"
Excerpt: Ok, so back in 1986 when this movie was released, I have never seen it in Theaters or even heard about it. I was 10 years old and my parents just divorced. The movies that I've seen in theaters during the time was Aliens and The Fly which I've seen with both of my parents during visiting times.
Summary: While it didn't perform well when it first hit the theaters it has since become a cult classic. Jack Burton is perhaps one of the best blustery unwilling hero / sidekick characters ever written. Definitely one of if not the best of James Cameron's OR Kurt Russel's projects.