History YMMV / BigTroubleInLittleChina

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.
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.]]
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