I love how the opening credits for Prince of Darkness last for the entire exposition, running about 10 minutes. Beyond that it's an increasingly nonsensical film that - now that I think about it - reminds me of Mouth of Madness. I wasn't going to watch Prince again because I've already seen it twice, but the two films might be good to compare with each other.
Big Trouble in Little China is little like Escape From NY. Escape was an action movie with a limited budget so there is little action and the film coasts on atmosphere and weird characters. Big Trouble is post-Raiders of the Lost Ark, so there's a heap more action and comedy and the 80s aesthetic melds with Chinese culture in a very fun way. Plus, Kurt Russell is one of the great ineffective action heroes, believing he's John Wayne when in fact he's completely in over his head against the women, martial artists and gunplay going on around him.