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Similarly, Rain of the same series not only uses water, but ended up gaining a ponytail and sword-fighting skills to better resemble Rain of the Three Storms. He even gained a fatality in MK 9 referencing Thunder's death!
The main page quote detailing "light coming out of his mouth."
Thunder's death where he inflates. is often considered one of the goofier movie deaths.
"It's all in the reflexes."
Narm Charm: 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.
Despite how incredibly fake and stupid it is, Thunder blowing up like a balloon somehow works because of how funny it is.
Society Marches On: 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.
Special Effects Failure: Given the movie is a parody of magical martial arts movies, some of it is bound to be intentional.
Thunder's mentioned explosion.
The monsters aren't very realistic looking and are obvious effects/men in suits.