Reel Film Nerds

Episode #287: Legacy - Big Trouble in Little China

September 7, 2022

Welcome one and all to another Reel Film Nerds podcast! Today Matt and Mike try to review the 1986 classic Big Trouble in Little China. We failed miserably and instead chatted about National Cinema Day, is comedy dead, and Avatar.

Well like we alluded to above Mike and Matt tried to chat about Big Trouble in Little China but they got off topic a bunch. This film inspired some of the off topic discussions so maybe we aren’t completely off? 

Big Trouble in Little China is a zany, fun, and hilarious film. It blends so many genres it probably should have its own. Kurt Russell is at his prime in this film, rocking a mullet, playing a truck driver, and kicking some ass. What's not to love? James Hong is hilarious and sinister as our main villain. Can you believe that guy has 454 acting credits to his name? WOW! Big Trouble in Little China is not politically correct and we seriously doubt you could make this film today but dang is it a fun ride. Mike Talent awards the movie 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt also really enjoyed watching it again but only awards it 3.5 out of 5 Reels.

For next week's attempted review new releases are pretty thin again so Mike picked a Legacy film to review. The 2014 time jump thriller Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Thanks for listening and we will chat with you next week!

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