History Film / BigTroubleInLittleChina

25th Feb '17 5:34:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CommonEyeColors: Lo Pan has to marry and then sacrifice a woman with green eyes to become whole again. The thing is, he at first thinks he needs to sacrifice a ''Chinese'' woman, and (Han) Chinese people having green eyes is extremely rare if not impossible.


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* MeaningfulAppearance: Lo Pan has to marry and then sacrifice a woman with green eyes to become whole again. The thing is, he at first thinks he needs to sacrifice a ''Chinese'' woman, and (Han) Chinese people having green eyes is extremely rare if not impossible.
28th Jan '17 6:31:06 PM AzureOwl
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Lightning's lightning bolts are extremely powerful and impressive, but very inaccurate. He hardly ever hits what he aims at on the first try.
10th Jan '17 8:05:17 PM SirSapphire
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* BetaCouple: Margo and Eddie spend a fair chunk of the film [[ShipperOnDeck shipping]] Jack and Gracie, which naturally leads to them hooking up themselves.

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* BetaCouple: Margo and Eddie spend a fair chunk of the film [[ShipperOnDeck shipping]] Jack and Gracie, which naturally leads to them hooking up themselves. Ironic because Jack himself ends up shipping Margo and Eddie to keep them out of the way and safe while He and Wang are StormingTheCastle.
18th Sep '16 7:38:02 AM thebreak
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* BloodlessCarnage: Folks get shot, slashed, stabbed and devoured, yet the only drop of blood is seen when Lo Pan jabs his finger with a needle.



* ForgottenFramingDevice: The film starts with one of its characters being interrogated by the police. He begins telling his story, which kicks off the action, but there's nothing at the end to explain how the cops got involved or why the character was detained for questioning. This scene came about from ExecutiveMeddling and was not something originally in the script or first cuts of the film, but added later.

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* ForgottenFramingDevice: The film starts with one of its characters being interrogated interviewed by the police.a lawyer. He begins telling his story, which kicks off the action, but there's nothing at the end to explain how the cops got involved or why the character was detained for questioning. This scene came about from ExecutiveMeddling and was not something originally in the script or first cuts of the film, but added later.
27th Jul '16 12:00:40 PM Fighteer
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** The truth is, technically, Jack Burton is this despite appearing to be the protagonist. The actual story is about how Wang Chi rescues his fiancée from the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. Jack Burton's doing his own thing when the story falls into his lap.
21st Jul '16 3:32:53 PM BigJaredMonkey
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** The truth is, technically, Jack Burton is this despite appearing to be the protagonist. The actual story is about how Wang Chi rescues his fiancée from the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. Jack Burton's doing his own thing when the story falls into his lap.
14th Jul '16 1:33:52 PM book
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** Several dueling lines of dialogue are spoken twice during the film by different characters. The entire exchange about Jack's truck for example.
11th Jul '16 9:07:07 PM gjjones
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* {{Badass}}: Jack tries very hard to be a stereotypical American Hero, but his combat skills don't quite live up to his dialogue. Wang Chi is a more straightforwardly awesome martial artist, and the whole gang of heroes gets an upgrade in the final battle thanks to Egg Shen's potion.
11th Jul '16 9:06:42 PM gjjones
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!!''Big Trouble in Little China'' contains examples of:
18th Jun '16 12:42:10 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AlmightyJanitor: To the public, Egg Shen is just a tour bus driver... who also happens to be a sorcerer capable of standing up to an immortal wizard.

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* AlmightyJanitor: To the public, Egg Shen is just a tour bus driver... who also happens to be a sorcerer capable of standing up to an immortal wizard. It's lampshaded when Wang points out Egg is actually quite rich (owning the entire city block) and just plays it up for the tourists.
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