“This is gonna take crackerjack timing, Wang.”
Kurt Russell plays reluctant hero Jack Burton, who gets caught in a bizarre conflict with ancient Chinese sorcerer-prince /Chinatown crime lord, David Lo Pan (James Hong), has kidnapped a beautiful green-eyed woman, who’s engaged to Jack’s best friend, Wang. Jack must help his friend rescue her before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit.
Carpenter uses all the best elements of martial arts films, 1940s old action serials, Chinese mythology and straight- forward American adventure to make up a tale wild with imagination. Kurt Russell is great (as usual) as the brash everyman who’s hysterically out of place in this world of magic potions, goblins and hexes.
A true cult classic and one of John Carpenter’s best films, “Big Trouble in Little China” is pure mind-blowing adventure definitely meant to be experienced with a crowd!