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09/11/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Watch 'BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA' instead.

It's really just not that funny or exciting. Eddie Murphy takes a strange side venture in this comedy/fantasy/adventure about a social worker (Murphy) who gets wrapped up in a quest to rescue a magical child from a demonic villain (Dance).
Murphy has his moments, the highlight being a test of character involving a cup of water and a bottomless pit. But he lapses between being the comic relief or the straightman It doesn't help that his exotic sidekick Charlotte Lewis is not a good actress, although she's very pretty. Charles Dance seems to know the movie's garbage but he's genuinely intimidating. Victor Wong provides some welcome humor as a crass version of the cliched "wise old man".
There really isn't much action aside from some fight scenes and by the third act, the movie...

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