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Gracie Law In Peril

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Published: August 25, 2018
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The wild man of "Big Trouble In Little China" gets frisky.
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Ok, here's the thing. This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I love watching "Big Trouble In Little China", but when I was younger and I first saw it on TV, that monster, or Chinese wild man, scared the hell out of me when this scene came up. It became one of my biggest nightmares. Nowadays, since I have the DVD for many years, I either skip the scene, fast forward to when Gracie meets Rain and Thunder in their business suits and then David Lo Pan in the wheelchair, or mute the whole scene and put the remote or DVD case in front of my eyes and wait til Rain, Thunder and David Lo Pan come up and unmute. Even though that this was the first movie that got me into Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall, that Kim can sure make an incredible scream.
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It's kind of a scary moment both when Gracie is grabbed by the clawed hand in the wall, and when the wild man turns around, and we see him for the first time. I thought the look and character of the wild man was a perfect mix of scary and humorous, but I see your point.
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Kind of..
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I've never seen this movie. Any good?
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It's very good, but you probably have to be in the right mood for it, if you're not an action or fantasy fan.
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Not a big fan of the movie, but it did make me a fan of James Hong. That man has an awesome voice.
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And this is one of his best roles, I think :)
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 Yet somewhere, somehow, somebody probably ships this anyway for some Godforsaken reason.

 What HAS the Internet done for us, besides peeling the lid of a whole stewing soup of KINKY CRAZY KINKS?!?:o (Eek)  
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I'm sure there are quite a few wild men out there, cruising the Internet.
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 I'm almost equally sure that the wild men "ain't no thing" next to the Wild Women when it comes to Fan Fiction! (after all, they have to work twice as hard!).
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While The Thing is Carpenter's best movie, Big Trouble in Little China has to be his most popular movie. A fairly big-budget (for the Eighties) tribute to Hong Kong cinema with an American pulp spin, it hit all the right buttons for many Gen Xers. Heroes who are heroic, villains who are villainous, wire-fu action and snappy genre-savvy dialogue, all the best! May the present generation also find it appealing! The yeren creature was a fun supporting role, who probably got more scenes than planned because Carpenter liked it so much!  
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I agree that The Thing is Carpenter's best movie, and also one of the best movies ever, period. And I think the audience for Big Trouble In Little China will only grow over the years.
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Somewhere along the line a fun kung-fu fantasy tribute developed a life of its own and told its own story, not as parody or pastiche but a thrilling, fascinating tale of an American who stumbles into Chinese legends come to life and decides to help his friend...because that's what a real man does. Magic, kung fu, monsters, it all pales before the determination of two men who won't stop, one because he is determined to get what he wants, the other because he wants his truck back. It's also great because Gracie still doesn't get it at the end of the film.  
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One of the best parts of the movie, or any movie really 
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This movie is full of good moments :D
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Thanks!! :)
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I have two competing impressions of this movie.  When I saw it as a kid, it was an awesome action movie; all the nuance went right over my head and I paid virtually no attention to the dialogue. 
Since then, I found out that this was originally written to be a western, while still maintaining all the eastern mysticism.  I don't know if it could have worked, but I'd want to see a remake if they went with that original vision; if only just to see what could have been. 
But anyway, from what I understand, John Carpenter was trying to salvage the majority of the ideas and went the subtle satire route. That's really only an observation.  I'm not sure anyone involved with film has come out and said it, but if you look at the elements and the context, you might get the same impression. The one that stands out the most to me is how Kurt Russel is basically doing a John Wayne impression the entire movie, but is largely ineffectual as a hero, with the exception at the end when he counter-knife throws. 
Looking back on it now, it was a ridiculous movie with lot's of cool and funny individual pieces, and I still love it~

Oh, and I've been a fool for not having already hit that +Watch button, time to correct that.
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I think Carpenter's mission for this movie was a simple one: To make a movie that he'd enjoy to watch.
Jack Burton is the main character in this story, but he's not the big action hero, and I think that makes him more accessible and relatable as the audience's proxy. In the end he saves the day anyway, but seems to be just as surprised about that as anybody else.

That's for being a watcher! :D
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You've given Wild Man a great look, and Grace Law looks like she's reacting both to his appearance and his breath! :D (Big Grin) 
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Thanks! :) I think Mr Wildman is an all around stinky fellow.
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This is a classic movie. I've got to be in the right mood to watch it again (seen it about a dozen times).
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