- Awesome Music: The whole soundtrack! It's produced by Motown, so what do you expect?
- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Just before the climactic free-for-all at 7th Heaven, a music video starts playing out of nowhere, featuring a performer who looks a lot like Angela but has a much better singing voice. Eddie has no idea where the video came from, Rock refers to the singer as "Charlene," and then the scene ends just as abruptly as it began.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Sho'nuff, sure enough. He's ludicrously over-the-top as a villain, dresses like a campy football player/samurai, and always looks and sounds like he just smelled something terrible. Naturally, he's awesome.
- Fountain of Memes: Pretty much everything about Sho'nuff has become memetic, but particularly "WHO IS... THE MASTAH?!"
- "SHO'NUFF! THE SHOGUN OF HARLEM!!"
- Ham and Cheese: Julius Carry (Sho'Nuff) and Chris Murney (Arkadian) both take their performances Up to Eleven. Murney was so deliberately over-the-top that Faith Prince (Angela) struggled to avoid Corpsing in her scenes with him.
- Narm Charm:
- Some find Taimak's acting wooden. And that's perfect for playing the socially awkward Leroy, on top of giving it a nice chop-socky feel.
- The whole movie. It has trouble succeeding as a Blaxploitation movie, a musical, a comedy or a Kung-Fu movie, but the mere fact that it even tried to mix all those genres together makes it very entertaining on a campy level.
- Vindicated by Cable: Actually a modest box office hit in 1985, but it got a resurgence from airing on cable and subscription movie networks.
YMMV / The Last Dragon