Supposedly, Master of the Flying Guillotine was the big inspiration for Big Trouble in Little China and it’s apparently obvious within the first 15 minutes that there were a lot of ideas taken here. Big Trouble in Little China still has its own thing going on but it’s cool to see where some of the inspiration was drawn from. Basically, this is a kung fu film revolving around a tournament with all kinds of masters coming to fight to the death.
Even though a lot of the film is the tournament challenges, most of the fights are intensely interesting. Creative, weird stuff happening all the time. And the fighters are awesome with obvious influences on Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Sure, it’s cheesy but if you like Kung Fu movies, this is easily one of the best of the 1970’s.