Big Trouble in Little China


"I took something...I can see things no one else can see. Why are you dressed like that?"   - Jack Burton


release year: 1985
genre: fantasy/comedy/action
viewing setting: most recently home Bluray 8/9/16 and 6/30/13, and DVD 5/25/07 and 5/23/03, and many other times before that

synopsis: Something's up in Little China, and trucker Jack Burton gets caught up in the middle of it. Before you know it, bullets, fists, feet, knives, swords, magic, demons, lightning, and one-liners are flying all over the place.

impressions: This is, hands-down, one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. It successfully mixes action, comedy, martial arts, and the supernatural and never slows down. It's chock-full of great lines, mostly by Kurt Russell. It pays tribute to the old Chinese ghost stories and films. What more can I say?

acting: Kurt Russell does an excellent and funny job, and is supported by a number of others who also turn in noteworthy (and often quirky) performances. There's a joke a minute; don't let your attention drift, or you'll miss the greatness.

final word: Worth seeing if any of what I've said above appeals to you.

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