So yesterday I was sick. Not just sick. Sick. That kind of sick where you wonder why you can't remember the drinking because holy smokes did you ever earn a mother of a hangover. I haven't been drinking because I'm not a complete moron, but all yesterday and most of today I've just been a human pile of nope. This is my first movie in just about a week, I think, and I could reeeeeally go for something fun right now. If this is another Big Lebowski, I'm gonna have a very very bad two hours.
Let's try optimism. I'm optimistic about this. Recommendations are generally excellent, after all, and movies are fun. So what do I know about Big Trouble in Little China?
• It takes place in Little China.
• There will be Big Trouble going down.
Seriously is this a famous movie? I don't think I've ever heard anyone reference it. Little China sounds like a restaurant. A movie about big trouble in a restaurant sounds silly. Therefore, applying the math property of I don't even know what, this should be a silly fun movie. I hope. Roomie's got it all set up for me.
Funky synth-style music and a truck.
Hello is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express.
Hehehe "your favorite head"
It's a dark and stormy night and this man's a pork chop. I might just be in for a silly movie. :D
This is like Chinese Cape Breton. Rainy and lousy and yet everyone stands around chatting like they're all old friends. Which they might be.
Goddamn sir there's a sex joke to make about a truck that size in an alley that size.
What the hell even is that game?
These are the two main characters, then? Jack Burton and Hatman?
Wait wait wait is that Snake?
guy's name is Wang. I'm not going to make the joke.
"Racial differences notwithstanding"
That's a terrible bet and one hell of a knife NICE CATCH sir
Hehe these two amuse me
You're a sleaze, Jack. "I've never done that"
She doesn't look Chinese. Just saying
"Yeah. Sure. That's why."
THAT is a love interest. Good looking lady.
Chinese with green eyes is not likely. Just saying
TOLD that you smell
Lords of Death. It's on now
Wang's like "yeah you're getting nowhere now fool" ohhh she's looking for a girl too
AND SO ARE THEY of course they are
What is with the slit classes
"Wait I just remembered, I don't speak that language"
DOUBLE YOINK what are they just collecting Chinese girls now
Oh they let that one go they're after Wang's girl
SWEET CAR guys come on don't stand in front of cars it's dumb
SON OF A BITCH MUST PAY. It's on now
HAHAHA YESSSS LOVE IT I'm sold on this "I can't ask you to WHERE IS IT"
Oh so it's China Town. I think there's one in TorontTRUCK
Bus driver is not impressed
that alley, I guess. Man, you got a truck that big, you have to watch what alley you stick it into THERE goes the sex joke
No time for your shit has the goose lady
Oh hey, a parade
What is a fighting tong? Does it beat up salad?
I CAN'T FOLLOW THE NAMES
They're in the middle of a Chinese gang war? Sold
Gonna need a lot more funerals now. And if they turn out like this one... exponential funerals!
Nice knife. What are you planning to do with that when those guys have machineguns?
So who are these guys now A CHINESE STANDOFF
AAAAAAAAAAAARGH is the same in every language, isnt it
oh right in the knee that would suck I WOULD KNOW
Loving the sticks as weapons BOOM wooden board knee kick
You give him what for, Stache
BOOOOOM. THAT'S GREEN FIRE and that guy just jumped out of an explosion.
That is Awesome Hat Man
That one just fell out of the sk and BAHAHHAAA HIS FACE
OKAY WHAT THE SHIT THAT ONE SLID DOWN ON LIGHTNING AND HE'S THE EMPEROR. it's even in his eyes WELL SHIT I WOULD RUN AWAY IF I WERE ALL OF YOU are they robots they sounded robotic riht there
those are crazy weapons you guys use
I'm with Wang on this one. WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT THGIN
and they just ran over a NO THEY DID NOT WHAT THE AND NOW THERE IS LIGHT
this movie just became something I don't even know what what the hell is a Low Pan
annnnd now there's a gang after them which sort of seems trivial when you remember about the ZOMBIE WITH LIGHT IN HIS HEAD and the three wizard things
THE THREE STORMS. Well that's a name to run away from
That's just gross
Nice bathrobe, honey
China is here that's nice what does that have to do EXACTLY thank you Jack
Hahaha "flying around on wires"
WITH LIGHT COMING OUT OF HIS MOUTH
None of this makes any sense and I love that someone's pointing it out
"HOW DO YOU THINK I FEEL, I LOST A WHOLE GIRL" a whole girl
Oh hey Gracie wait she's a lawyer named law?
"Chinese ahve a lot of hells" well that's a thing then
What do they mean sell?
It's like leather bucket seats to have green eyes.
He becomes a dream? I'm at once fascinated and so ver concused
HE DOES. LOVE IT :D
Makes a decent awkward john, doens't he
New character! Reporter?
That's one of your best men? The one who describes himself as a pork chop?
Guess I shouldn't date a Chinese girl then OH HELLO THAT WAS A SEX JOKE AS WELL when I'm sick I'm sick if you know what I mean oh I'm a clever fella
That is an earthquake
THAT IS A BALL OF GREEN FIRE
That's a kidnapped girl ANNNND FREE SKYLIGHTS FOR EVERYONE Awesome Hat Guys are back
I wouldn't do that if I YES THAT IS WHY
Jeez guy, you have a static problem
Yes do try real hard to explain annnnd David Low Pan. now we're getting somewhere hello MArgo
"You are." Everyone's honest in this YES.
"I'm a reasonable guy, but I've just been through some unreasonable things." That seems to sum up this movie so far for me. So this guy is a trucker who visits Chinatown, his friend was importing his bride to America, annnnd then Lords of Death, who are really just the underlings of another gang with red turbans, the enemies of a yellow turban gang, stole the girl to sell her into prostitution. There's a civil rights lawyer and her reporter friend who are investigating all of this. Alright, this seems perfectly normal. Ish.
AND THEN THERE'S A ZOMBIE SPIRIT DREAM LORD WITH LIGHT COMING OUT OF HIS MOUTH and his (?) servants, the Three Storms, who travel around in a green fireball and fly using bolts of lightning. And now THEY have the girl. Why, I don't know. Oh right, and then this crazy guy, who is David Low Pan, is also a secret recluse and crime lord.
My head's spinning here, guys, and that's before the movie. Now we're going like a blender.
At least I'm having fun, though.
YES THE WING KONG EXCHANGE
HHAHA backward insult there Jack "as TWO, I said I'm coming" actually that was a burn on himself, come to think of it
IF WE'RE NOT BACK BY DAWN, CALL THE PRESIDENT well aren't you sure of yourself
Well that was easy. Heck of a Bluff check
Are those Buddha statues?
Yeah I am, it says keep out. :D
Wait that's the bus driver
Man's name is Egg? Okay.
I don't know if this film is stereotyping the Chinese or making fun of stereotypes of the Chinese.
Love a secret door :D
Oh wel this isn't positive
Ahah, Low Pan is CURSED. and immortal apparently
Sold. Chinese ghost mystic ting.
"Yeah. In deep shit" You said it Wang
YES I THOGHT THAT WAS THE IDEA hehehhehe it hurts to laugh
not much to the music is theHELO CORPSES
HELL OF THE WHAT NOW
oh well fuck
Wait is he just telekinetically punching him? Nope. Ball.
So one's the Lightning Storm, one's the Wind Storm, and the other one's the... what, Green Fire Storm?
YOU ARE NOWHERE. Why are they in wheelchaioh hello
I found another coprse, you guys
YOU ARE NOT BROUGHT TO THIS WORLD TO GET IT! That's a fun way of saying he's got NO TIME FOR YOUR SHIT
Jack, I feel like you're causing problems
They do have way too many crazy hells
So he's got a demon god to appease by sacrificing a green-eyed Chinese girl?
Love the squeaky voice
Okay David Low Pan is hilarious.
DON'T TRUST THE MAN WITH THE BIG SMILE.
No but seriously what kind of villain has surplus wheelchairs lying around
Predictable outcome, really
Which hell is this then, Wang?
I think that's gas that's gas man Big Smile you fart like a Mexican food festival
GO AHEAD, INSULT ME! :D
Jack's almost like Wang's sidekick in this, isn't he? He knows nothing, he's the dumb muscle, he says silly thingsWELL THAT WAS ONE VERY GOOD MOVE
Oh hey Eddie
HAHAHHAHA OH CRAP and of course there's a pit
Uncle Chew an Egg is what I just heard
Sorry Big Smile, nobody there
WELL THIS IS SUPER CREEPY annnd there's the light and now he's Original Flavor Low Pan again
and goes through walls. Love the Passwall room to a levitating girl. Why not. Don't you look young and totally creepy
Seriously what is with the huge pinky fingernails
Wang you're a badass and I love it
TOTALLY WAS :D He was a shooting-people virgin
You're telling me, Margo.All has become very strange indeed
Guess you have them a bit too much trouble, Gracie
AHAHA THAT'S EDDIE
Well how about that, she's better than you are
seriously what's the the kung fu lady army? Guess Wang would hit a girl...
That's a lot of girls. What's up with that
Big Smile is becoming Big Frown in a hurry
EVERYBODY GET IN THE POOL. LAND JAWS IS COMING
Oh sure now she HELLO.
So now what happens is a tentacle beast drags one under the water, then the walls close in and try to smash them
This could go wrong in a hurry wait no he's right
NOPE HAHAHAHAHHAA "we MAY be trapped" so matter of fact
HELL YES GO WANG
If you see the Buddha, smash the Buddha
HAHAHA better luck next time Jack. Hurts to laugh
Just occurred to me that I'm spending like half this movie cheering on a Wang
EYES IN THE STATUR
WHRTHRHTFUCK WAS THAT
HOLY SHIT WE MADE IT except we totally failed and lost another girlfirWEHWHTHAT FACE IS NOT EVEN I AM NOT ON BOARD WITH THAT THING
Oh hey Big Smile. Wind Storm. How's it going.
Low Pan is riiiiiiight about there.
So these are the yellow turbans Hey man who is this guy THAT is a nice gun
HAHA I forgot about his truck
Yes, you pray your cards right, Gracie. Seriously everyone else speaks excellent English, why is Big Smile a stereotype
HOLY BALLS Low Pan is actually really creepy when he moves around
AGAIN WITH THE LIGHT WHAT IS THE LIGHT okay so I really don't understand the light
Hehehe I love the banter
IT GOES DOWN! Where is the universe? I love that answer and will use it on people now
DUNGEON TIME :D
The first one was adungeon too, really OH WELL NOW BIG SMILE IS DANCING WITHOUT HIS SHIRT
Noooo idea what was up with the dancing
Black blood of the earth. There's an eerie name for a thing.
back to this. Noooo idea. Annnnd Wind Storm is doing it now and they're holding his swords? BY THE BLADES because that's not a terrible idea
Elevator going up! This is all just very mildly insane. Whatever you say, Low Pan BIGAMY. BIGAMY IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY. Awesome?
WNODTHEFUCK NOPE YOU WILL INDEED COME OUT NO MORE
I'm with you Jack what the fuck will come out no more?
Meow Yin is taking this all rather wel, eh?
I HAVE A CAPE. NOTICE MEEEEEEEEEE
annnnd he just turned their green eyes white. Isn't that sort of counterproductive to the whole
Cushion of fish. and rats ick
"Ready?" :D he's so HAPPY about hte bad news
Egg has a squint that makes him look crazy THE ULTIMATE EVIL SPIRIT I'm on board with this.
A dream that can kill a dream. I like the cut of his job
Crazy helmets on those guys wait were those not helmets
"What do we do, drink it? Good, thouhgt so" WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU DO WITH TI
This is a weird crowd for a wedding just sayinOH HELLO SIX ARMS NEON LIGHT THING
No more beholder. No but seeriously that was a beholder straight up
that beholder just ate its own eyNOPE NOTHTAT THING AGAIN
FUCK IT chop hehehehehe
Egg, you make a crazy bartender
HAHA the sarcasm is out what is a six demon bag
Kind of feels silly to be toasting America while imbibing crazy Chinese spirit potion before descending to face a ghost mystic bigamist
So they're drunk annnnd emerging from the Buddha's belly.
What's holy about it? Is the six-armed thingy the Ultimate Evil Spirit THE NEEDLE OF LOVE
NOPE. HE SAID NEEDLE OF LOVE
Beholder-stabbing. Simple if you WHAP annnnnd Jack just took himself out cold like an idiot
Gracie and Egg are being badasses! :D
Wang just ran around an archway and BOOM stab master
WOULD YOU STOP STICKING THAT THING IN PEOPLE
They keep doing this one finger thing
No thanks see you later Big Smile
Man you laugh like a girl Low Pan DEMON COMING
So Wang's having a crazy sky battle, Low Pan's being a vampired, Jack's under a demon, this is all insane
HAHA WITH THE EYEBROWS you're a boss Wang
PINK VS GREEN oh cool there are warrior shapes in he's playing it like a video game
Wonder about these two and their history METAL FAN GO FUCK YOURSELF
Oh hey Big Smile
Seriously Egg is the boss he's got magic grenades and a magic bazooks FOLLOW THEM
Well Captain Taser just made that unlikely BOOM THROWING THE SWORD how very Ladyhawke of you
NOT THAT THING AGAIN
He was totally just staring at her cleavage HE CAN SEE THINGS NO ONE ELSE CAN SEE
AHAHHAA THE MAKEUP ON HIS FACE
Never noticed before that Low Pan is HUGE
Who? hehehe and WANG IS HERE
Annnnd fail. Try something else
It is a good jnife, isn't it
BOOOOOOHOOHOOOOM MOTHER FUCKER YES AND THE BUDDHA DOMINOES RING THE BELL ON THIS FIGHT
oh right he did have crazy reflexes
Look Big Smile, you need some anger management. Dont stop during a fight to just smash shit for fun
Big Smile is all the way Big Frown now
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HIS HEAD
HE'S BLOWING UP WHWHAHPHFFHAHAHHAHAHAHAA OH SHIT HE JUST EXPLODED hard enough to bring down the ceiling
oh well fuck. Captain Taser is here and CANNOT AIM
Seriously man learn to aim
HAHAHAHA THAT'S NOT EVEN AN ANSWER "how'd you get up there? wasn't easy"
Oh not him again
BUDDHAED. 3/3 storms just got a sunny day to the face
HIS TRUCK! :D
Weird to have the mundane guards after them now
"Oh course I do but it's right here"
What happened to all the other guys?
Well they all look happy. There's Margo and Eddie and come on Egg, don't run off.
FIND A TITLE. That's a new euphemism
That is a good good good good looking lady. Look at that hair.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO? DO YOU NOT HAVE EYES? A GAY MAN WOULD DO IT AS A COURTESY
Shook the pillars of heaven. Love it. THE ONE FINGER THING! :D
This guy, this guy is no Snake.
And we're back in the Pork Chop Express on ANOTHER dark and stormy night. Who is he talking to, anyway? Hehe Pillars of heaven again OH NOT THAT FUCKING THING
Alright well that was a lot of fun after I wrapped my head around it all. Crazy fun action movie with a lot of humor to it. All that leaping about in the air! I feel a bit better, too. Could be the movie, could just be recovering naturally... we'll give this one to the movie. I liked it :D