History Film / BigTroubleInLittleChina

27th Oct '17 2:15:12 AM Arivne
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* IntimidationDemonstration
** When the Three Storms first appear to break up the fight between the Chang Sings and the Wing Kong, they give a display of martial arts skills and supernatural powers to intimidate the gangs. One of the Storms, Lightning, adds a display of his electrical powers for extra "shock value."
** When Lightning confronts Jack, Gracie, Egg Shen and Miao Yin after the death of Lo Pan, he fires off lightning bolts in all directions in an attempt to frighten them.



* IntimidationDemonstration: When the Three Storms first appear to break up the fight between the Chang Sings and the Wing Kong, they give a display of martial arts skills and supernatural powers to intimidate the gangs.
27th Oct '17 2:02:20 AM Arivne
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** After Lo Pan's "wedding" with Gracie Law and Miao Yin, Egg Shen makes several comments in Chinese.
27th Oct '17 1:38:19 AM Arivne
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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: While Lo Pan is interrogating Wang Chi and Jack, he speaks in Chinese to Wang Chi with no translation for the audience.

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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: RealityHasNoSubtitles. Several times in the movie, characters speak in Chinese without any translation for the audience.
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While Lo Pan is interrogating Wang Chi and Jack, he speaks in Chinese to Wang Chi.
** When Wang
Chi with no translation for is pretending to hold Eddie Lee hostage, he speaks to the audience. female jailers in Chinese.
** While the rescue party is in Egg Shen's warehouse, he speaks to the Chang Sings in Chinese.
27th Oct '17 1:28:09 AM Arivne
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* {{Fainting}}: Gracie Law is kidnapped by one of Lo Pan's monsters. When she faces it head on, she screams in terror at its horrible visage and faints. The monster puts her over its shoulder and carries her away.
23rd Oct '17 8:01:09 AM Fighteer
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* ActionSurvivor: Jack's not an action guy despite his macho facade, and by the end is simply glad to be out of there. Despite this he leans more toward the rough and tough side of this trope. He is brave, sort of competent, and Wang constantly asking for his help implies Jack has a bit of a reputation as a tough guy. He's just out of his element when dealing with magic.

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* ActionSurvivor: Jack's not an action guy despite his macho facade, and by the end is simply glad to be out of there. Despite this he leans more toward the rough and tough badass side of this trope. He is brave, sort of competent, and Wang constantly asking for his help implies Jack has a bit of a reputation as a tough guy. He's just out of his element when dealing with magic.



* CatchPhrase: While he may not be rough and tough in the standard sense, Jack certainly had the dialogue down pat.

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* CatchPhrase: While he may not be rough and tough badass in the standard sense, Jack certainly had the dialogue down pat.



* LipstickMark: After kissing Gracie for the first time, Jack hilariously spends a scene or two with stained red lips. He even delivers some rough and tough dialogue - and kills the BigBad - completely unaware of how silly he looks. (Gracie does try to tell him before he confronts Thunder, but Jack ignores her).

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* LipstickMark: After kissing Gracie for the first time, Jack hilariously spends a scene or two with stained red lips. He even delivers some rough and tough badass dialogue - and kills the BigBad - completely unaware of how silly he looks. (Gracie does try to tell him before he confronts Thunder, but Jack ignores her).
12th Oct '17 5:19:29 PM MetaFour
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* BalloonBelly: When Thunder becomes truly enraged, he inflates himself with air.
-->'''Wang:''' I don't think he's gonna stop!



* ComboPlatterPowers: Thunder, Lightning, and Rain. Thunder has SuperStrength, as would be expected of his name, but he also has a BalloonBelly and if the elevator scene is any indication he's also immune to sleeping gas. Rain is implied to be able to [[WeatherManipulation summon rain]], and also has SuperBreath which can blow a rubber ball into a person's stomach with enough force to knock them over, and he's an expert swordsman. Lightning... pretty much just [[ShockAndAwe summons lightning]], though he can make that lightning do some fairly strange things.

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* ComboPlatterPowers: Thunder, Lightning, and Rain. Thunder has SuperStrength, as would be expected of his name, but he also has a BalloonBelly can [[InflatingBodyGag inflate himself]], and if the elevator scene is any indication he's also immune to sleeping gas. Rain is implied to be able to [[WeatherManipulation summon rain]], and also has SuperBreath which can blow a rubber ball into a person's stomach with enough force to knock them over, and he's an expert swordsman. Lightning... pretty much just [[ShockAndAwe summons lightning]], though he can make that lightning do some fairly strange things.



* DrivenToSuicide / TakingYouWithMe: Thunder doesn't take Lo Pan's death well. Rather than go berserk and tear up the place, he commits suicide by [[BalloonBelly self-inflation and explosion]], causing the building to collapse.

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* DrivenToSuicide / TakingYouWithMe: Thunder doesn't take Lo Pan's death well. Rather than go berserk and tear up the place, he commits suicide by [[BalloonBelly [[InflatingBodyGag self-inflation and explosion]], causing the building to collapse.



* ElementalEmbodiment: Lo Pan's CoDragons embody the aspects of storms: Thunder who has SuperStrength and a BalloonBelly, Lightning who has the ability to [[ShockAndAwe control electricity]], and Rain who is implied to be able to summon rainstorms.

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* ElementalEmbodiment: Lo Pan's CoDragons embody the aspects of storms: Thunder who has SuperStrength and a BalloonBelly, [[InflatingBodyGag the power of self-inflation]], Lightning who has the ability to [[ShockAndAwe control electricity]], and Rain who is implied to be able to summon rainstorms.


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* InflatingBodyGag: When Thunder becomes truly enraged, he inflates himself with air.
-->'''Wang:''' I don't think he's gonna stop!
21st Sep '17 8:12:23 PM DrVonOppendown
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* PowerUpFood: Egg gives everyone a potion that makes them all into a BadassAbnormal, especially Wang Chi, who's strong enough to fight members of the Three Storms himself. Though [[TacticalWithdrawal "fight"]] may be overselling it a little.

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* PowerUpFood: Egg gives everyone a potion that makes them all into a BadassAbnormal, especially Wang Chi, who's strong enough to fight members of the Three Storms himself. Though [[TacticalWithdrawal "fight"]] may be overselling it a little.little once he runs into [[TheJuggernaut Thunder]].
21st Sep '17 8:08:19 PM DrVonOppendown
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* PowerUpFood: Egg gives everyone a potion that makes them all into a BadassAbnormal, especially Wang Chi, who's strong enough to fight members of the Three Storms himself.

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* PowerUpFood: Egg gives everyone a potion that makes them all into a BadassAbnormal, especially Wang Chi, who's strong enough to fight members of the Three Storms himself. Though [[TacticalWithdrawal "fight"]] may be overselling it a little.
24th Jun '17 10:38:25 AM nombretomado
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* FantasyKitchenSink: Not a straight example, being a NewOldWest [[XMeetsY slash]] {{Wuxia}} fantasy flick, but it points out the reason that few martial arts films have consistent cosmologies;

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* FantasyKitchenSink: Not a straight example, being a NewOldWest [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY slash]] {{Wuxia}} fantasy flick, but it points out the reason that few martial arts films have consistent cosmologies;
6th May '17 4:22:39 AM Mario500
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* ActionSurvivor: Jack's not an action guy despite his macho facade, and by the end is simply glad to be out of there. Despite this he leans more toward the badass side of this trope. He is brave, sort of competent, and Wang constantly asking for his help implies Jack has a bit of a reputation as a tough guy. He's just out of his element when dealing with magic.

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* ActionSurvivor: Jack's not an action guy despite his macho facade, and by the end is simply glad to be out of there. Despite this he leans more toward the badass rough and tough side of this trope. He is brave, sort of competent, and Wang constantly asking for his help implies Jack has a bit of a reputation as a tough guy. He's just out of his element when dealing with magic.



* CatchPhrase: While he may not be a badass in the standard sense, Jack certainly has dialogue down pat.

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* CatchPhrase: While he may not be a badass rough and tough in the standard sense, Jack certainly has had the dialogue down pat.



* LipstickMark: After kissing Gracie for the first time, Jack hilariously spends a scene or two with stained red lips. He even delivers some badass dialogue - and kills the BigBad - completely unaware of how silly he looks. (Gracie does try to tell him before he confronts Thunder, but Jack ignores her).

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* LipstickMark: After kissing Gracie for the first time, Jack hilariously spends a scene or two with stained red lips. He even delivers some badass rough and tough dialogue - and kills the BigBad - completely unaware of how silly he looks. (Gracie does try to tell him before he confronts Thunder, but Jack ignores her).



* MookLieutenant: One unnamed Wing Kung member (credited as "Hatchet Man", played by Al Leong) acts as the gang's leader, and is also shown [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking kicking more ass]].

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* MookLieutenant: One unnamed Wing Kung member (credited as "Hatchet Man", played by Al Leong) acts as the gang's leader, and is also shown [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking kicking more ass]].fighting]].



* PreAsskickingOneLiner: There's a RunningGag throughout the movie of Jack delivering a pre-battle boast and then [[SubvertedTrope getting his ass handed to him]].

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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: There's a RunningGag throughout the movie of Jack delivering a pre-battle boast and then [[SubvertedTrope getting his ass handed to him]].hauled off]].



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Jack's a macho, all-American badass (or so he thinks), while Wang is a dutiful store owner, dizzy with excitement to meet his Chinese betrothed after many years apart, and tends to be more emotional. [[SubvertedTrope Jack's machismo is mainly for show, however, while Wang's the real badass.]]

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Jack's a macho, all-American badass kind of a person (or so he thinks), while Wang is a dutiful store owner, dizzy with excitement to meet his Chinese betrothed after many years apart, and tends to be more emotional. [[SubvertedTrope Jack's machismo is mainly for show, however, while Wang's the real badass.macho one.]]



'''Jack:''' ''WHAT?!'' Huh? ''WHAT'' will come out no more?!

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'''Jack:''' ''WHAT?!'' ''What?!'' Huh? ''WHAT'' ''What'' will come out no more?!
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