YMMV / Drunken Master

  • Cliché Storm: The first film is full of this, but this only adds to it the charms.
  • Counterpart Comparison: Although Young Master is not fixed in any fighting style and is shot more seriously, you will find a lot of intersections between him and this film because of Jackie Chan and the settings of "Brilliant, but Lazy protagonist becomes a strong fighter and defeats the incredibly cool and apparently unbeatable Large Ham villain" .
  • Cult Classic: Especially the first film as Star-Making Role for Jackie Chan and an exemplary Hong Kong action movie.
  • Evil Is Cool: The main villains of both films are quite cool, stylish and showy fighters.
  • Even Better Sequel: The second one.
  • Narm Charm: The first film is due to an overabundance of cliches, an incredible Large Ham villain and a bit of strange humor. The second film averted it, since it was created already during the "serious" period in Hong Kong cinema.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Thanks to this film, Drunken Boxing became a widely known meme of Chinese culture and a symbol of "strange Asian martial styles" in the west.
    • 30% of hands, 70% of legs!
    • The impressive fighting style of the villain from the second movie becomes this up to Watch It for the Meme for some new viewers.
  • Values Dissonance: At the end of Drunken Master II, Wong is shown blinded from consuming industrial alcohol during the film's climactic fight scene. This scene, while played for laughs in the Cantonese cut, was removed for the American version as it was not considered funny over there.