The beginning of this supercut suggests Big Trouble In Little China is a perfect film (true) and then, by way of tongue in cheek humor over Kurt Russell’s lines, proves one of the big reasons why: The protagonist we follow (Jack Burton) is exactly like all of us, completely fucking baffled as to what exactly the hell is going on. He is in constant and impossible confusion but soldiers on through it.

Ryan Gosling’s character from Drive is what we wish we were: the well-attired smooth operator of beautiful machinery, juggernauting through life, propelled by an ourobouros of Courage and Capability. Jack Burton is what we are: bumbling and rumbling in the crusty trucks we need for our job, drawn into situations we will never truly understand, absolutely lost as to the nature of even the mundane, much less the mystical, and while blindly groping, with a little bit of luck (and cracker-jack timing) we just might make it to a successful end, whateverthefuck that means…