Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China ★★★★★

Thrilling, hilarious, and just plain weird, Big Trouble In Little China remains my favourite film from my all-time favourite director, John Carpenter. The oddball story is played to perfection, combining just the right amount of fantasy, comedy, martial-arts action, and weirdness. The cast is also pitch-perfect, with Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, Victor Wong, and James Hong all playing their roles with a tongue-in-cheek glee. As the boneheaded and bumbling Jack Burton, Kurt Russell turns in one of the most memorable performances of the 80s, parodying action hero stereotypes with aplomb and creating possibly my favourite movie character of all time. In the crew, Carpenter's superb direction and memorable score work brilliantly alongside an excellent script filled to the brim with quotable lines, thrilling set pieces, and memorable sequences aplenty. All in all, Big Trouble In Little China is not only an excellent film in its own right but also a highly underrated action/fantasy/comedy classic that deserves way more appreciation than it gets. A must-watch for any genre film fan and one of my absolute favourite films of all time.

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