Before we begin with the review, I feel it is about time to announce the final movie this year. Long, long ago, before I even started the Lent traditions, I was defeated by a movie so boring that I was compelled to stop watching partway through. All these years since, my defeat at the tedium of that movie has haunted me. I know now that I am ready to once again face that movie, empowered by wine and fatigue, with some number of friends backing me up. On Saturday, March 26, I will be watching my 440th Lent film, The Robe, and as God is my witness, I will get to the end of it fully and technically awake. If you are interested in joining me, let me know, we’ll work something out.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) – So hey, some white people made a movie about Chinese culture. In the 1980s. That went about as well as you could expect, but not as badly as you might expect. When pseudo-Chinese mysticism is paired with 1980s neon, the results can look like a very ill-conceived shopping mall in Miami.