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Featured Movie & Review : Big Trouble in Little China

 I wanted to continue with my homage to the incredible John Carpenter with my thoughts on his film Big Trouble In Little China. It was a tough call considering he has quite a few brilliant, and memorable movies. However, there's time enough to cover those and who knows I might just do that this month. I guess you'll just have to wait and see darklings. In the mean time I'm giving a never before 5 out of 5 Zombie Claws to John Carpenter's unique classic Big Trouble In Little China. Read on to find out why!

In the realm of 80s action-packed comedies, one film stands out for its over-the-top action, flamboyant characters, and unique blend of humor and fantasy: Big Trouble in Little China. Directed by John Carpenter and released in 1986, this cult classic has gained a devoted following over the years. Let's dive deeper into the world of Big Trouble in Little China and explore its incredible cast, fascinating storyline, and some fun facts along the way.

Big Trouble in Little China follows the story of Jack Burton, played by Kurt Russell, a rambunctious truck driver who finds himself pulled into a mystical battle in San Francisco's Chinatown. When Burton's friend's fiancée is kidnapped by a powerful sorcerer named Lo Pan, played by James Hong, he teams up with a group of unlikely allies to rescue her. These allies include Dennis Dun as Wang Chi, a loyal friend and martial arts expert, and Kim Cattrall as Gracie Law, a savvy lawyer and reporter.

The film takes viewers on a wild ride through a world of Chinese mysticism, martial arts, and supernatural forces. Packed with intense fight scenes, magical creatures, and memorable one-liners, such as this one - "Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says, “Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it." Big Trouble in Little China combines elements of comedy, action, and fantasy in a way that only John Carpenter can deliver.

Our famous Legendary cast includes:

- Kurt Russell as Jack Burton: Known for his rugged charm and quick-witted banter, Russell perfectly portrays the brash yet lovable hero.

- Kim Cattrall as Gracie Law: Cattrall brings her charm and wit to the role of Gracie, adding depth to the film's female lead.

- Dennis Dun as Wang Chi: Dun's portrayal of the skilled martial artist and Burton's loyal ally adds a layer of authenticity to the film's action sequences.

- Victor Wong as Egg Shen is a wise and skilled sorcerer who aids protagonist Jack Burton (played by Kurt Russell) in battling supernatural forces. He brought a sense of charm, humor, and wisdom to the character. 

- James Hong as Lo Pan: Hong's effortless portrayal of the ancient sorcerer Lo Pan, with his distinct voice and commanding presence, makes him an unforgettable antagonist.

I also found some interesting and fun facts about Big Trouble in Little China darklings and here they are!

1. Initially, the film was not well-received by critics and was considered a commercial failure. However, over time, it gained a dedicated fanbase, leading to its cult classic status.

2. Kurt Russell performed most of his stunts in the film, showcasing his dedication to the role and commitment to the action sequences.

3. The film's set design and special effects were lauded for their attention to detail, creating a vibrant and immersive world.

4. Big Trouble in Little China pays homage to classic kung fu films of the 1970s, showcasing Carpenter's love for the genre.

5. Despite being set in San Francisco's Chinatown, the majority of the film was shot on a studio lot in Los Angeles.

There you have it my pretties, not only is this film worth a watch, but I rank it with a must buy movie as well to add to your collection. Furthermore, Big Trouble in Little China is a delightful blend of action, humor, and fantasy that continues to captivate audiences decades after its release. With its talented cast, imaginative storyline, and memorable characters, this John Carpenter gem has left it's mark on the world of cult cinema. Whether you're a fan of martial arts, adventure, romance, or just some wickedly good 80s fun, this is a must-see for any movie lover. So, grab some popcorn, turn off your phone, and prepare for a wild ride through the mystic streets of Little China.