Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
August 21, 2018, 06:58:45 AM
603534 Posts in 46543 Topics by 6184 Members
Latest Member: muezmina
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Good Movies  |  The Golden Child, 1986 « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2
Author Topic: The Golden Child, 1986  (Read 789 times)
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 761
Posts: 4709


The world becomes a dream....


« on: February 13, 2018, 07:57:24 AM »

Back in the day my dad, who'd been gone for a few weeks on work-related stuff, took me to see this movie, but all I did was sat there and stared at him, glad to have him home. Funny thing is, when we got back my mom freaked at him taking me to see it, saying, "That Eddie Murphy is foul-mouthed, so why would you take a seven-year-old to see his movie???"

My dad told her it was PG-rated and lots of kids and families were in the theater but my mother wasn't convinced and said he'd messed me up.  Twirling

Well this movie came on TV the other day and my children halfway watched it, and laughed at the frozen boogers line, but after thirty years I discovered The Golden Child was not so much a raunchy movie as it was just a dull one. I guess it;s what's called a vehicle?
Logged

"If I should meet thee after long years,

How shall I greet thee? With silence, and tears."

--Lord Byron
retrorussell
I am APOCALYPSE, mutant! And.. um.. well hello there!
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 993
Posts: 8638


Howdy sugah!


« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 02:49:39 PM »

Yeah, it's pretty stupid and juvenile.  I watched it a lot when it was pretty new and thought it was funny back then, but also felt it was generally some good ideas unfinished and the rest was Eddie Murphy just cracking jokes and being an @$$.  I also found it dumb that the wise old mystic was at times wise and gave sage advice, and other times was disgusting and immature.

Interesting that this was originally intended to be a serious movie starring Mel Gibson!  And that the young lead actress was a model that was molested by Roman Polanski.  Also, legendary boxing ref "Judo" Gene LeBell plays one of the biker gang members, who coughs in Eddie's face.
Logged

Photobucket sucks.  Pass it on.
indianasmith
Archeologist, Theologian, Elder Scrolls Addict, and a
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 1903
Posts: 11751


A good bad movie is like popcorn for the soul!


« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 05:42:30 PM »

I enjoyed it at the time, but it hasn't aged well.  I think the last really good movie Eddy Murphy made (as a regular actor, not a voice actor) was COMING TO AMERICA.
Logged

"Carpe diem!" - Seize the day!  "Carpe per diem!" - Seize the daily living allowance! "Carpe carp!" - Seize the fish!
"Carpe Ngo Diem!" - Seize the South Vietnamese Dictator!
RCMerchant
Bela
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 0
Posts: 15496


"Charlie,we're in HELL!"-"yeah,ain't it groovy?!"


WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 08:22:56 PM »

  Also, legendary boxing ref "Judo" Gene LeBell plays one of the biker gang members, who coughs in Eddie's face.

Funny you should mention Gene LaBell- as I did a tumblr post on him recently!

That's him as Mr.Kryptonite.

Logged

"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!\" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)

Slobber Drool Drip-
Now serving over 14,000 followers!

http://ronaldcmerchant.tumblr.com/

Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?"
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Svengoolie 3
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 86
Posts: 1360



« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 08:50:52 PM »

I hate eddie murphy personally and quite intensely. I watch nothing with him in it and enjoy any bad news I hear about him.

I would have liked to give "Tower heist" a try but not if he's in it.

So, no, I am not a fan of the golden child.
Logged
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 761
Posts: 4709


The world becomes a dream....


« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 09:54:05 PM »

  Also, legendary boxing ref "Judo" Gene LeBell plays one of the biker gang members, who coughs in Eddie's face.

Funny you should mention Gene LaBell- as I did a tumblr post on him recently!

That's him as Mr.Kryptonite.



I've walked past George Reeves' grave many times.
Logged

"If I should meet thee after long years,

How shall I greet thee? With silence, and tears."

--Lord Byron
RCMerchant
Bela
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 0
Posts: 15496


"Charlie,we're in HELL!"-"yeah,ain't it groovy?!"


WWW
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 10:26:50 PM »



I've walked past George Reeves' grave many times


That's an odd hobby.









 
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 10:33:14 PM by RCMerchant » Logged

"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!\" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)

Slobber Drool Drip-
Now serving over 14,000 followers!

http://ronaldcmerchant.tumblr.com/

Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?"
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Svengoolie 3
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 86
Posts: 1360



« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 11:22:58 PM »

I don't remember Mr. Kryptonite.
Logged
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 761
Posts: 4709


The world becomes a dream....


« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 12:50:56 PM »

I hate eddie murphy personally and quite intensely. I watch nothing with him in it and enjoy any bad news I hear about him.

I would have liked to give "Tower heist" a try but not if he's in it.

So, no, I am not a fan of the golden child.


The dubious merits of Eddie Murphy aside, let me sincerely offer you something I've learned, which is life is a happier, healthier experience when you don't carry around negativity. No one is sunshine and rainbows all the time but the manner in which you choose to base your outlook does make a big difference in your own life and the lives of others around you. Optimism also tends to reward positive people in ways they don't see coming. Negativity draws negativity. Not a put-down of you so much as advice based on experience?
Logged

"If I should meet thee after long years,

How shall I greet thee? With silence, and tears."

--Lord Byron
Dark Alex
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 325
Posts: 2289



« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 01:46:07 PM »

But... but... but...

 I seriously do the whole "BROTHER NUMPTY!" thing everytime I am greeting someone at an airport for the first time. How can you not like this?
Logged

There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and its sound is like razors through flesh.
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 761
Posts: 4709


The world becomes a dream....


« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 02:23:06 PM »

But... but... but...

 I seriously do the whole "BROTHER NUMPTY!" thing everytime I am greeting someone at an airport for the first time. How can you not like this?
Pray, Dark Alex, what be that?
Logged

"If I should meet thee after long years,

How shall I greet thee? With silence, and tears."

--Lord Byron
Dark Alex
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 325
Posts: 2289



« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 02:45:56 PM »

Where Charles Dance's character confronts him in the airport with the police, he runs up to him and hugs him calling him brother numpty. I do this, only shouting much, much louder.

The one time Kristi got upset with me, she learned I also have a habit of dropping to my knees, wrapping my arms around her legs and loudly begging for forgiveness. This happened in the main street of Salt Lake City. Nothing I have ever done has offended her since.
Logged

There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and its sound is like razors through flesh.
retrorussell
I am APOCALYPSE, mutant! And.. um.. well hello there!
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 993
Posts: 8638


Howdy sugah!


« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 02:52:23 PM »

I kick myself for not ordering a t-shirt that I created online.  It had Sardo's picture on it, with text reading BROTHA NOOMSIE!!! on it.  Not for me, but for my brother.  The movie is a bit of a joke between us.  It would have gotten some epic-scale weird looks.
Logged

Photobucket sucks.  Pass it on.
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 761
Posts: 4709


The world becomes a dream....


« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 03:40:30 PM »

Where Charles Dance's character confronts him in the airport with the police, he runs up to him and hugs him calling him brother numpty. I do this, only shouting much, much louder.

The one time Kristi got upset with me, she learned I also have a habit of dropping to my knees, wrapping my arms around her legs and loudly begging for forgiveness. This happened in the main street of Salt Lake City. Nothing I have ever done has offended her since.


Oooooooooooh! Yes, of course. Duh@me.

Y'ever see the Australian comic, John Safran, who dressed as a Mormon elder and walked around SLC telling people he wanted to talk to them about atheism? It was amusing.

! No longer available Small | Large
Logged

"If I should meet thee after long years,

How shall I greet thee? With silence, and tears."

--Lord Byron
Dark Alex
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 325
Posts: 2289



« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 03:44:09 PM »

I have never heard of that one, but I may have to mention it to Kristi.
Logged

There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and its sound is like razors through flesh.
Pages: [1] 2
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Movies  |  Good Movies  |  The Golden Child, 1986 « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.