History YMMV / BigTroubleInLittleChina

5th Sep '17 2:28:59 PM mrluntishysterical
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2nd Sep '17 4:58:33 AM XFllo
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* 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.

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* 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 SatelliteLoveInterest from the movie a little bit of CharacterDevelopment. You'd think that... but you'd be wrong.
18th May '17 7:16:56 PM SirSapphire
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** "You leave Jack Burton ALONE! We are in his debt!"
5th May '17 9:30:52 AM Mario500
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The... THING in the sewer. The only one who questions what the hell just happened is Jack, because RuleOfFunny.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The... THING in the sewer. The only one who questions what the hell had just happened is Jack, because RuleOfFunny.
15th Apr '17 5:29:57 AM MrKosta
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** "Son of a bitch must pay!"
15th Apr '17 5:28:38 AM MrKosta
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* CultClassic

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* CultClassicCultClassic: This film has become a huge cult hit as time has passed, to the point of being VindicatedByHistory.
3rd Feb '17 3:53:29 PM Abodos
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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 doubt due to 20th Century Fox's other film]] ''Aliens'' ''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.
24th Sep '16 9:30:51 AM nombretomado
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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 [[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.]]

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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/BruceLee, Creator/ShawBrothers [[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.]]
18th Sep '16 7:29:38 AM thebreak
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** There are neither bullet holes nor blood when people get shot.
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.
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