I'm glad someone on The Escapist's payroll isn't all over Nathan Fillion's balls. Sure I may have only seen maybe two episodes of Firefly and maybe about half an hour's worth of Serenity, but I'm at least sure enough that Fillion isn't exactly Odin's gift to cinema, if you catch my drift. I'm not saying he's a terrible actor - far from it - but seriously, what the fuck? From what I've seen, he's been put on a geek pedestal of Wil Wheaton proportions, and that's scary.
And since I'm pretty sure that last paragraph didn't earn me enough ire, what exactly is so special about Big Trouble In Little China? I was forced to watch this film hundreds of times due to my older brother being completely obsessed with it at the time, and now that I've grown to be somewhat of a cinephile, I can honestly say that Big Trouble was the weakest film John Carpenter ever made, and the third or fourth worst thing that Kurt Russel has ever been in. Am I completely missing the point and it's supposed to be one of those "so bad it's good" cult films like Troll 2 or Rocky Horror Picture Show, or do people genuinely think this is a good film? Seriously, if you made a YouTube clip containing only Kurt Russel's dialogue, it would be the most painful performance to sit through since those fucking cops in Superbad.
I'd also like to point out that there seems to be a curse involving these superhero films. It seems that if you're fated to take on both a Marvel and DC character, both films will suck and you will be horribly miscast as those characters. Case and point: Halle Berry for Storm and Catwoman, Ryan Reynolds for Green Lantern, Deadpool and Hannibal King and Eve Mendes for Sand Saref and Roxanne Simpson.
So far the only ways to break this "curse" from what I've noticed is that if at least one of those properties are really obscure, or the character they're portraying in at least one of those properties are obscure. Examples:
Samuel L. Jackson - Octopus [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit]/Nick Fury [http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0lJZp5QSlTY/TVSMIlccf2I/AAAAAAAAcvg/jK_jsM7Xnz8/s1600/duh_can.jpg]
Natalie Portman - Evey Hammond [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_Vendetta]/Jane Foster [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Foster_(comics)]
James Marsden - Richard White [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_returns]/Cyclops [http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0lJZp5QSlTY/TVSMIlccf2I/AAAAAAAAcvg/jK_jsM7Xnz8/s1600/duh_can.jpg]
Parker Posey - Kitty Koslowski [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_returns]/Danica Talos [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade:_Trinity]
William Hurt - Richie Cusak [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_History_of_Violence]/General Ross [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbolt_Ross]
DC on the left, Marvel on the right.