Big Trouble in Little China
Showing: Saturday 10th November 2018 at 10pm
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun
Genre: Action , Adventure , Comedy
Runtime: 1hr 39min
You know what ol’ Jack Burton always says at a time like this?
He says you can’t go too far wrong with John Carpenter’s 1986 chop-socky fantasy comedy romp, that’s what. A huge amount to be enjoyed here, with Kurt Russell’s tongue wedged firmly in his cheek, as he wisecracks & blowhards his way through this lurid, live-action cartoon, set in a grimy San Francisco Chinatown. Despite being a box office flop, there aren’t many movies that can nostalgically claim the hearts of 80’s VHS Kids like Big Trouble, as it’s fusion of insane Street-Fighter tong wars (the still awesome “Three Storms”), & dated but cool visual FX, are still reverentially mentioned amongst the finest in true Cult Cinema, even today.
With rumblings of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson having signed up for a reboot/revisit/sequel/whatever, it’s a timely big screen revisit of the original, colourful, maddening 80’s winner. All aboard the Pork Chop Express!