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The Golden Child is a 1986 American dark fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Eddie Murphy as Chandler Jarrell, who is informed that he is "The Chosen One" and is destined to save "The Golden Child", the savior of all humankind. The film, which was Murphy's first one not to be rated R, was produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures and received a total gross of $79,817,937 at the United States box office.
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Golden Child is just such an artifact of 80's flicks. A Chosen One, demons, cultists, martial arts, hair metal, stop-motion animation, biker gangs, Charles Dance as an evil wizard-pimp. It's like the freak twin film of Big Trouble in Little China. It even has Victor Wong and James Hong.
Eddie Murphy is off on a wild and magical adventure in The Golden Child. The story follows an investigator who's recruited to find the Golden Child, a little boy with magical abilities who's been...
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The Golden Child is, over time, destined for a moment of breakdown when the hopes invested in it fail to be realised. The Golden Future will, it starts to be clear, never materialise, but a bigger prize awaits: a feeling of liberation from expectations that were always disconnected from reality.
The golden child is fundamentally an extension of the narcissist parent. Hence, he or she is the embodiment of perfection, the ‘good child’, the ‘special child’ who is a projection of all the impeccable characteristics of the parent and hence should strive regularly to inculcate and facilitate those qualities of a virtuous person, the ones their parent/s portray.
It's amazing how beloved this movie is. Maybe its the comedy of Eddie Murphy, maybe it's the mystic Asian magic, maybe it's the 80s cheese, or maybe just may...