Sept. 7, 2022

80s Chinese Mysticism Week: The Golden Child (1986)

80s Chinese Mysticism Week: The Golden Child (1986)
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The Golden Child movie review from the Salty Nerds has them talking about this 1986 classic from Eddie Murphy which went from being a serious mystical thriller to what essentially amounts to a supernatural version of Beverly Hills Cop.  This fantasy comedy film is a nostalgic favorite of the Salty Nerds and follows Eddie Murphy as private investigator Chandler Jarrell as he teams up with expert martial artist Kee Nang to search for the kidnapped Golden Child.  Along the way, Eddie Murphy deals with strange mystical creatures, biker gangs, and the evil Sardo Numspa, played by Tywin Lannister himself - Charles Dance.  Also, you can't have an 80s movie that deals with Asians without Victor Wong and James Hong!  

But the real question is, why is this movie (which was originally going to star Mel Gibson) so hated by Eddie Murphy that he swore never to do a sequel to it?  We discuss all this and more in our review of The Golden Child!  What is your The Golden Child movie review?  Did you love it?  Hate it?  Do you want the knife?  Pleeeeeaaaasssse?  Let us know on our Discord server at:

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