Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Big Trouble in Little China… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…
“The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.
“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”
This week’s review – Big Trouble In Little China
One of the biggest bombs of the 80s is now one of the biggest cult favourites of today!
This is one of Kurt Russell’s personal favourite flicks. This movie has everything from action, comedy, horror and science fiction all rolled into one. Big Trouble has easily stood the test of time and was way ahead of the competition at the time, it just failed to get any attention, I personally think this boils down to 20th Century Fox and their poor marketing. If you haven’t seen it watch the review and decide for yourself and if you have seen it hopefully the retrospective will highlight some trivia you didn’t know.
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