YMMV / The Blade Master

  • Ass Pull: The Mentor comes up with some bullshit about Zor being tried by an international counsel or some such idiocy.
  • Designated Love Interest: The film seems desperate to shoehorn in the "Hero leaves his love behind to continue Walking the Earth" ending common in 80s Sword & Sandal flicks between Artor and Mila, even though there's almost nothing in the entire rest of the movie to suggest there's been any sort of romantic attraction brewing between the two.
    • If anything, it's completely one-sided. Mila has a crush on Ator but Ator is apparently a Celibate Hero who gently and politely turns her down early on.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Zor
  • Foe Yay: There seems to be this between Zor & Ator, which is lampshaded a bit by Joel & The Bots in the MST3K episode.
  • God-Mode Sue: Ator cannot be bested in battle, is a master of technology far too advanced for his time, and generally stands above all others. He's even a master surgeon.
  • Narm: Ator flying.
    • And he's flying over a modern-day city in one shot.
      • While it could be argued that this is a post apocalyptic setting and those are remnants of our society... nobody working on the movie probably thought about it all that much, so almost certainly not.
  • Special Effects Failure: The over the top meat slammer sound effects of Zor pounding on the Great One, the hubcap armor, the dark age Soloflex, the tire tracks in the primeval landscape...
    • The stupid giant snake is an obvious (and cheesy) velour puppet, which Ator "wrestles" in similar fashion to that Bela Lugosi/giant octopus bout in Bride of the Monster.
      Crow: It's the Mother-Loving King of all Sock Puppets!
  • Stock Footage Failure: The scene of the geometric nucleus blowing up is just footage of an atomic bomb test.