Big Trouble in Little China vs. Tremors



on 6/7/2011

Surely these are the two greatest B-Movies of all time. I dare not hazard a choice.

on 6/7/2011

Tremors. Grew up on both of these (my mom tells me that as a youngster, I used to tell her to put "Jack" on), and Lord knows I love John Carpenter, but it's Kevin Bacon fighting man-eating worm-things. How can you not love that? You'd have to be insane not to like that movie. But yeah, Tremors wins, but only by a bit. My Flickchart has Tremors at 236 and Big Trouble at 248. Tremors by a nipple-hair, folks.

on 6/7/2011

I'll go the opposite way, if also by a hair. Both movies are fantastic fun...

on 6/12/2011

Big Trouble Little China has been a guilty pleasure of mine for years! Gotta go with Russell/Carpenter on this one.

on 5/6/2012

Kurt Russell's performance in Big Trouble in Little China is one of my all-time favorites, yet I'm not crazy about the movie itself. Tremors, on the other hand, is practically a classic. WATCH OUT FOR THEM GRABOIDS!

on 4/11/2014

Easily BTiLC. Tremors is okay, but I don't quite see the cult hit a lot of other people are seeing. It's fun, but hardly hilarious or all that memorable for that matter. I probably watched it too late, because I can imagine this being a nostalgic as hell movie for many people. I don't need nostalgia to enjoy BTiLC though, that movie is all kinds of ridiculous fun.

on 1/18/2016

Two cult movies. As with most cult movies, you'll either get them or you won't. Tremors succeeds on its own merits better than Big Trouble does, though.

on 10/20/2016

I saw Tremors once back in the '90s, and then again today. Liked it better than Big Trouble, which I only saw for the first time about a year ago. Kurt Russell is pretty great in it, though.