(he knew it!)
Nintendo’s Conference, October 2, we get some AWESOME news…
Punch Out!! will finally have a remake on the seventh generation console of Nintendo, the Wii(The game is set to be released on 2009). And what does that mean for us?! Hours and hours of hitting thin air in your mother basement!!!! COOL!!!
Now here’s the trailer so you all can feel happy and nostalgic and stuff:
So, what did you thought of it? keep reading for my thoughts on how it’s gameplay will be. Read More…
by Rusty (He likes Halloween
Big Trouble in Little China is an 1986 film by John Carpenter. This is my opinion of the movie, not an unbiased review. I can’t help but love this movie. Maybe I love it because John Carpenter directed it, or maybe because Kurt Russell is in it. But maybe I love it because it is a mish mash of types of movies. You can’t call this a sci-fi movie because that wouldn’t do it justice. Big Trouble is more of an action/comedy/fantasy/sci-fi.
The plot follows Jack Burton (Russell), a trucker who goes with his friend Wang Chi to pickup his girlfriend at the airport. At the airport however Chi’s girlfriend is kidnapped by a gang from Chinatown. While searching for Chi’s girlfriend Burton and Chi run into a battle between two gangs. During this battle the “Three Storms” arrive. The Storms are mystical beings and each have a power: Thunder, Lightning and Rain. The storms decimate the surviving members from each gang. While fleeing Jack runs over Lo Pan. Jack is unaware that Lo Pan is ancient sorcerer, who needs a green eyed girl to lift his curse (that girl being Chi’s girlfriend). With the help of Gracie Law (Kim Cattrall), who was involved with the airport incident, a tour bus-driving sorcerer named Egg Shen, Wang’s friend Eddie Lee, and the good street gang, the Chang Sing. The action and special effects in this movie a great. There are flying sword fights, gun fights, and magic powers being used. There is also a ton of martial arts sequences. Russell does a great job of playing Burton. Burton seems to mess things up, just as often as he is successful. James Hong plays a great Lo Pan, being both funny and creepy at the same time.
Big Trouble in Little China, was considered a box office flop. It made only $11 million. It had an estimated budget of $25 million. Critics were harsh when it first came out, but with time the critics have changed their opinion. It’s a cult classic now, and it is well deserving of it. Some people won’t understand the movie because it has real history of Chinatown in San Francisco blended with Chinese legend and lore. When I was three and I saw this movie with my uncle I thought it was amazing. 21 years have passed since then and I still think it is (albeit for different reasons). For anyone who likes sci-fi or fantasy or action or comedy this is for you. John Carpenter does a great job of blending these elements together. If you buy it, it will become a valued member of your movie collection.