Friday, March 21, 2008

Don't look at the light!

I watched Big Trouble in Little China again tonight. Who knows how many times I've seen this movie. It remains one of my favorites, and I'm sure I'll watch it again sometime.

My daughter has, unfortunately, grown up in the age of remakes and sequels. When the movie ended, the first thing she said was, "Did they ever make a number two?"

"No." I told her as I tucked her in. "All the best movies never have sequels."

"So it just ended with a mystery with that monster climbing up from under his truck?"

"Yep. It's just a mystery, what happens next."

And the last thing she said as I turned out the light: "They gotta make a number two!"

1 comment:

  1. Big Trouble in Little China is perhaps the most surprisingly good movie I have seen. When it first came out, a co-worker of mine saw it and told me about it, and his descriptions were so outlandish I thought it must just be some weird movie that made little sense.

    Then one night, after a few beverages, a bunch of us went to see the movie, but just as a joke. We were ready to watch some really bad movie and to make fun of it. But, boy, was I surprised. The movie was fun, and it was funny, and it was great action. I still love to watch Big Trouble in Little China, and I hope it never gets old for me.

    "It's all in the reflexes."