History YMMV / BigTroubleInLittleChina

9th May '16 9:31:20 PM SirSapphire
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** It makes his refusal to kiss Gracie goodbye in the film even more heartbreaking.
30th Nov '15 10:09:17 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Egg:''' You will come out no more!
-->'''Jack:''' ''WHAT'' will come out no more?!
16th Nov '15 7:58:19 PM Laevatein
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--> TsuiHark's {{Wuxia}} [[GenreTurningPoint game-changer]] ''Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain'' (1982) exists as a reference at this point, along with such early kung fu ghost comedies as ''Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind'' (1980, SammoHung) and ''The Dead and the Deadly'' (1982, Wu Ma). But as the film is being written (...) most of the HK supernatural fu classics have yet to be made. No ''MrVampire'' (q.v.), no ''AChineseGhostStory'' (q.v.), no ''The Swordsman'' (1990, credited to King Hu). The western fandom for HK films extant in 1986 revolves around BruceLee, Creator/ShawBrothers [=ChopSocky=], and real-world martial arts practice. It sure isn't ready for lightning-throwing warriors or ghostly sorcerors. Accordingly, ''Big Trouble'' flops on its theatrical release, joining the roster of [[CultClassic fan favourites that slowly grows its popularity on home video.]]

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--> TsuiHark's {{Wuxia}} [[GenreTurningPoint game-changer]] ''Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain'' (1982) exists as a reference at this point, along with such early kung fu ghost comedies as ''Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind'' (1980, SammoHung) and ''The Dead and the Deadly'' (1982, Wu Ma). But as the film is being written (...) most of the HK supernatural fu classics have yet to be made. No ''MrVampire'' (q.v.), no ''AChineseGhostStory'' (q.v.), no ''The Swordsman'' (1990, credited to King Hu). The western fandom for HK films extant in 1986 revolves around BruceLee, Creator/ShawBrothers [=ChopSocky=], [[ChopSockey Chop Socky]], and real-world martial arts practice. It sure isn't ready for lightning-throwing warriors or ghostly sorcerors. Accordingly, ''Big Trouble'' flops on its theatrical release, joining the roster of [[CultClassic fan favourites that slowly grows its popularity on home video.]]
7th Nov '15 9:23:56 AM ACW
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--> TsuiHark's {{Wuxia}} [[GenreTurningPoint game-changer]] ''Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain'' (1982) exists as a reference at this point, along with such early kung fu ghost comedies as ''Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind'' (1980, SammoHung) and ''The Dead and the Deadly'' (1982, Wu Ma). But as the film is being written (...) most of the HK supernatural fu classics have yet to be made. No ''MrVampire'' (q.v.), no ''AChineseGhostStory'' (q.v.), no ''The Swordsman'' (1990, credited to King Hu). The western fandom for HK films extant in 1986 revolves around BruceLee, Creator/ShawBrothers ChopSocky, and real-world martial arts practice. It sure isn't ready for lightning-throwing warriors or ghostly sorcerors. Accordingly, ''Big Trouble'' flops on its theatrical release, joining the roster of [[CultClassic fan favourites that slowly grows its popularity on home video.]]

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--> TsuiHark's {{Wuxia}} [[GenreTurningPoint game-changer]] ''Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain'' (1982) exists as a reference at this point, along with such early kung fu ghost comedies as ''Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind'' (1980, SammoHung) and ''The Dead and the Deadly'' (1982, Wu Ma). But as the film is being written (...) most of the HK supernatural fu classics have yet to be made. No ''MrVampire'' (q.v.), no ''AChineseGhostStory'' (q.v.), no ''The Swordsman'' (1990, credited to King Hu). The western fandom for HK films extant in 1986 revolves around BruceLee, Creator/ShawBrothers ChopSocky, [=ChopSocky=], and real-world martial arts practice. It sure isn't ready for lightning-throwing warriors or ghostly sorcerors. Accordingly, ''Big Trouble'' flops on its theatrical release, joining the roster of [[CultClassic fan favourites that slowly grows its popularity on home video.]]
7th Nov '15 9:23:10 AM ACW
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--> TsuiHark's {{Wuxia}} [[GenreTurningPoint game-changer]] ''Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain'' (1982) exists as a reference at this point, along with such early kung fu ghost comedies as ''Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind'' (1980, SammoHung) and ''The Dead and the Deadly'' (1982, Wu Ma). But as the film is being written (...) most of the HK supernatural fu classics have yet to be made. No ''MrVampire'' (q.v.), no ''AChineseGhostStory'' (q.v.), no ''The Swordsman'' (1990, credited to King Hu). The western fandom for HK films extant in 1986 revolves around BruceLee, ShawBrothers ChopSocky, and real-world martial arts practice. It sure isn't ready for lightning-throwing warriors or ghostly sorcerors. Accordingly, ''Big Trouble'' flops on its theatrical release, joining the roster of [[CultClassic fan favourites that slowly grows its popularity on home video.]]

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--> TsuiHark's {{Wuxia}} [[GenreTurningPoint game-changer]] ''Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain'' (1982) exists as a reference at this point, along with such early kung fu ghost comedies as ''Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind'' (1980, SammoHung) and ''The Dead and the Deadly'' (1982, Wu Ma). But as the film is being written (...) most of the HK supernatural fu classics have yet to be made. No ''MrVampire'' (q.v.), no ''AChineseGhostStory'' (q.v.), no ''The Swordsman'' (1990, credited to King Hu). The western fandom for HK films extant in 1986 revolves around BruceLee, ShawBrothers Creator/ShawBrothers ChopSocky, and real-world martial arts practice. It sure isn't ready for lightning-throwing warriors or ghostly sorcerors. Accordingly, ''Big Trouble'' flops on its theatrical release, joining the roster of [[CultClassic fan favourites that slowly grows its popularity on home video.]]
13th Oct '15 10:38:09 AM Scabbard
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* VindicatedByHistory: Despite a positive test-screening, the movie bombed at the box office ([[ScrewedByTheNetwork No doubt due to 20th Century Fox's other film]] ''Aliens'' [[WhatAnIdiot being released the next week.]]) and critical opinions were negative enough to make Carpenter leave studio film work. Nowadays it's considered one of his best films by fans and critics alike.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Despite a positive test-screening, the movie bombed at the box office ([[ScrewedByTheNetwork No no doubt due to 20th Century Fox's other film]] ''Aliens'' [[WhatAnIdiot being released the next week.]]) week]]) and critical opinions were negative enough to make Carpenter leave studio film work. Nowadays it's considered one of his best films by fans and critics alike.
13th Oct '15 10:37:31 AM Scabbard
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** [[spoiler: Thunder's death where he inflates.]] is often considered one of the goofier movie deaths.

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** [[spoiler: Thunder's death where he inflates.]] inflates]] is often considered one of the goofier movie deaths.
12th Oct '15 2:43:01 PM Laevatein
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* OlderThanTheyThink: It actually predates many of the titles audiences might think it's referencing, as Robin Laws points out in ''Literature/BlowingUpTheMovies'':
--> TsuiHark's {{Wuxia}} [[GenreTurningPoint game-changer]] ''Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain'' (1982) exists as a reference at this point, along with such early kung fu ghost comedies as ''Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind'' (1980, SammoHung) and ''The Dead and the Deadly'' (1982, Wu Ma). But as the film is being written (...) most of the HK supernatural fu classics have yet to be made. No ''MrVampire'' (q.v.), no ''AChineseGhostStory'' (q.v.), no ''The Swordsman'' (1990, credited to King Hu). The western fandom for HK films extant in 1986 revolves around BruceLee, ShawBrothers ChopSocky, and real-world martial arts practice. It sure isn't ready for lightning-throwing warriors or ghostly sorcerors. Accordingly, ''Big Trouble'' flops on its theatrical release, joining the roster of [[CultClassic fan favourites that slowly grows its popularity on home video.]]
26th Sep '15 11:36:19 AM wrm5
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* TearJerkers: Issue 4's revelation about the ''first'' Mrs. Burton is actually surprisingly sweet, and sad.

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* TearJerkers: TearJerker: Issue 4's revelation about the ''first'' Mrs. Burton is actually surprisingly sweet, and sad.
26th Sep '15 11:36:00 AM wrm5
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!! The Film



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: In the [[ComicBook/BigTroubleInLittleChina comic book series]]. The new villain kidnaps Wang Chi but leaves Miao Yin behind. You'd think maybe this bit of SwappedRoles for the two would allow her to travel with Jack to get her fiancee back, allowing the writers to give the ShallowLoveInterest from the movie a little bit of CharacterDevelopment. You'd think that... but you'd be wrong.
* VindicatedByHistory: Despite a positive test-screening, the movie bombed at the box office ([[ScrewedByTheNetwork No doubt due to 20th Century Fox's other film]] ''Aliens'' [[WhatAnIdiot being released the next week.]]) and critical opinions were negative enough to make Carpenter leave studio film work. Nowadays it's considered one of his best films by fans and critics alike.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Despite a positive test-screening, the movie bombed at the box office ([[ScrewedByTheNetwork No doubt due to 20th Century Fox's other film]] ''Aliens'' [[WhatAnIdiot being released the next week.]]) and critical opinions were negative enough to make Carpenter leave studio film work. Nowadays it's considered one of his best films by fans and critics alike.

!!The Comic

* TearJerkers: Issue 4's revelation about the ''first'' Mrs. Burton is actually surprisingly sweet, and sad.
--> She was [[OneTrueLove the one]]. Does it matter how we met? How we fell in love? How she made me feel special because if someone like her loved me, well, I must be alright. Because no one as amazing as her would just take up with any jerk.\\
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None of those things matter. The only thing that matters is she's gone, and like Miao and Wang, all I want to do is reach out and touch her one more time.\\
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It seems like yesterday, or a century ago that she came home and collapsed in the doorway. Seems like merely two hours or a millennia ago that I sat with her day after day in that hospital. It could be five minutes or an eternity ago that she gripped my hand with all the feeble strength she could muster. Just seconds ago she looked in my eyes with all the fear and love possible in the human soul and told me goodbye.\\
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As she faded away I kissed her and felt her last breath escape her lips.\\
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That's the last time I ever kissed a woman goodbye, and it will always be the last kiss goodbye.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: In the [[ComicBook/BigTroubleInLittleChina comic book series]]. The new villain kidnaps Wang Chi but leaves Miao Yin behind. You'd think maybe this bit of SwappedRoles for the two would allow her to travel with Jack to get her fiancee back, allowing the writers to give the ShallowLoveInterest from the movie a little bit of CharacterDevelopment. You'd think that... but you'd be wrong.
* VindicatedByHistory: Despite a positive test-screening, the movie bombed at the box office ([[ScrewedByTheNetwork No doubt due to 20th Century Fox's other film]] ''Aliens'' [[WhatAnIdiot being released the next week.]]) and critical opinions were negative enough to make Carpenter leave studio film work. Nowadays it's considered one of his best films by fans and critics alike.
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