- Badass Decay: It's difficult to believe that Daniel would be bullied with mere beatings again after fighting for his very life against Chozen in Part 2. Especially against a guy whom is obviously an Up to Eleven Expy of Johnny Lawrence.
- Evil Is Cool: As mentioned below, Terry Silver's hammy performance is what makes the movie bearable.
- Ham and Cheese: Thomas Ian Griffith as Terry Silver. He's one physical deformity away from being a Captain Planet villain — and one "conquer the world" plot away from a Bond villain.
- Idiot Plot: Practically the whole movie is sustained only because Daniel juggles the Idiot Ball almost until the end.
- It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: The general complaints concerning the third movie, especially after the well received second movie. In that the plot is very similar to the first one.
- Narm Charm: Roger Ebert found Thomas Ian Griffith's over the top performance as Terry Silver to be the best and most redeeming quality of the third movie - and he's far from alone in that assessment.
- Sequelitis: One of the weakest films, especially since the plot copies the first.
- So Bad, It's Good: Terry Silver's Large Ham performance is perhaps the movie's one redeeming quality.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The idea of Daniel having an Evil Mentor with him slowly being corrupted would have sounded a lot better in paper.
- Tough Act to Follow: The film got a lower score and made less money in the box office compared to its predecessors.
YMMV / The Karate Kid Part III