* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: the... THING in the sewer. The only one who questions what the hell just happened is Jack, because RuleOfFunny.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D03E9kUTTtQ Biiiiig trouble...In little China!]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Or, possible, Awesome In Hindsight, with Lightning, a predecessor to Raiden of ''MortalKombat'', complete with NiceHat.
* MagnificentBastard: David Lo Pan [[MemeticMutation indeed!]]
* MemeticBadass: Jack Burton.
* NarmCharm: Much of the movie, some of it deliberately, but probably the most straight-up example is the "Magical Video Game Battle" between Lo Pan and Egg Shen. It is both awesome (as intended) and ''hilariously ridiculous''.
* SocietyMarchesOn: Imagine the thug pulling out the revolver in an airport nowadays. There'd be a whole army of TSA agents on him in an instant.