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  • Acceptable Targets: You might think that it's just Mike, Kevin, and Bill joking around at first, but if you listen to the lyrics of "Against The Ninja", you'll notice that the band really does have something against ninjas.
  • Awesome Music:
    • "Friends (Forever)". So awesome and 80s-tastic that it became the end credits music for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
    • When not rocking out, the soundtrack features a neat electronic score by Jon McCallum.
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    • and let's not forget, "Against the Ninja"
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: So many in this movie due to its Random Events Plot.
  • Ho Yay: There's a whole lot of homoeroticism between the members of Dragon Sound. They're five guys who live together, go shirtless through most of the film, and sing about what good friends they are. In one scene, Jim walks around with his pants unzipped and shirt off, proclaiming that he's going to use the shower. In another scene, Mark goes around feeding grapes to the other guys.
    • Also, only one of the guys has a girlfriend.
  • Memetic Mutation: Y.K. Kim's cumface
  • Narm: This movie is filled to the brim with this.
    • Jim's Overly Long Scream when he gets severely wounded by one of the ninjas and Mark's reaction to it.
    • Y.K. Kim's delivery of some of his lines due to his shaky use of English.
      ''I thought we were all orpans."
    • Jim's overwrought, tearful monologue about his missing father, with his fly wide open the entire time.
    • Jim getting the news about his father.
      I found my father! Oh my gaaaaaaahd!
    • Jim's father visiting him in the hospital. The actor has very obvious fake gray in his hair (and still looks roughly the same age as his "son"), and reads his dialogue in the most monotonous and utterly bored tone humanly possible.
  • Padding:
    • The band's trip to the beach serves no particular function, and the establishing sequence goes on twice as long as you'd expect.
    • The biker party serves no other plot function than to establish that Hashito is aware of Dragon Sound's existence. Otherwise, it appears as though the filmmakers were simply impressed by the antics of the bikers and decided to add them to the film.
    • The demonstration of Y.K's defense skills against an attacker armed with a knife goes on for far too long, and makes it an obvious Chekhov's Skill Foreshadowing for the climactic fight.
  • So Bad, It's Good / Narm Charm: It is somewhat controversial as to which of these two tropes fits the film better. Both are likely responsible for its new cult following in the 21st century.
  • Tear Jerker: In spite of the Narm of the scene, and if it weren't for how poorly handled and forced the father subplot is, Jim's monologue of his father could count as this to some people, especially to those who have experienced Parental Abandonment themselves.
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  • Vindicated by History: The movie was harshly received when it was first released and was only in regional theaters for two weeks. Now, it has become a cult classic, with one critic saying that it has a nice and goofy charm to it, even though it makes The Room look like an Ingmar Bergman film.
  • What The Hell, Casting Agency?: Let's just say that the guy playing Jeff doesn't exactly make the most convincing gang boss.
  • The Woobie: Poor Jim. His mother died when he was young and his father was missing for most of his life. It's quite heartwarming to see that he has finally found his father but later takes a dark turn when he gets injured by ninjas along the way. Thankfully, he gets better and meets his father in the hospital.
    • Wangst: Unfortunately, his over-the-top bawling undercuts all that.


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