Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for Yin


Miao Yin, one of the green eyed girls in John Carpenter's BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.  It's A Mystical, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Kung Fu, Monster, Ghost Story!

If you haven't seen it, go do it right now.  I'll wait.  

Cool isn't?  I can honestly say its one of the most awesome movies I've ever seen.  It's one of the movies, you don't think about every day, but it can turn a bad day into a distant memory.  If you meet someone who likes it, you know that they were destined to be your friend.  We were lucky enough to get this film in the period of Carpenter's career where he made The Thing, Escape from New York, and The Fog.  Nowadays, it can be hard to remember when Carpenter was at that level as a director.  All of these films are a testament to what the man can do.

Kurt Russel is Jack Burton.  Did you know that the last thing Walt Disney wrote was Kurt Russell's name?  Kurt Russell can divide by Zero.  Kurt Russell taught Chuck Norris everything he knows, but not everything Kurt knows.

Did I mention that it has a Beholder?

That Jack Burton drives the Porkchop Express.

A Six-Demon Bag is filled with wind, fire, all that kind of thing.

And just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.

What the hell?
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