Of the post-Indiana Jones movies, this may the best. Certainly the wackiest and most over the top and the last of the classic Russell/Carpenter films.
All time one of the great movies !!!!! great lines and girls with green eyes !!!! 6.9 on the richter scale !!! `420 Classic !!!!!
I despise Kurt Russell's politics, but love his acting! This movie defines campy! Great flick, and is tops if there is a Campy Noir category!
Well, strictly from my point of view, this slightly creaky Comedy/Action/Romance movie (with some wacky martial arts sequences thrown in for good measure) certainly could've been a helluva lot better than it was._____ Over the years I've heard plenty of enthusiastic praise for "Big Trouble", but, after finally giving it an honest viewing, I can't say that it was worth anything more than just an average rating._____ I personally think that "Big Trouble's" major (and minor) downfalls rest squarely on the bony shoulders of director John Carpenter. I have never been impressed with Carpenter as a filmmaker of Horror films. I've found that his efforts in that genre to be on the mediocre side, at best. But, for him to actually dare to tackle the likes of a Comedy/Romance was a certified boo-boo that came very close to falling flat on its supremely unfunny face._____ About the only thing that kept "Big Trouble's" head above water were the sequences involving the amusing, and often over-the-top battles of wild Kung Fu fighting. And, yes, even this business got a tad tiresome after seeing it done one too many times._____ Yep, we are all entitled to our own opinions about "Big Trouble", but, to be told that I must excuse this film's glaring flaws and irksome inadequacies just because it was a product of the inexcusable 80s is just not satisfactory enough for me. No way, Jose!
Jack Burton: Everybody relax, I'm here.
But that's how it always begins....very small."
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