This is why I love Youtube, folks. In case you’ve never heard of it, The Last Dragon is a martial arts movie from that 80s that’s so damn cheesy it’s beautiful. Here’s a plot synopsis for you to bask in:
Set in New York City, the plot follows a teenage martial arts student named Leroy Green (often referred to as “Bruce Leroy”, although he never calls himself that) with dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee. Leroy goes on a quest to achieve the highest level of martial arts accomplishment, known as “The Final Level”. Martial artists who reach this “Final Level” are said to possess “The Glow”, a mystical energy that can only be attained by a true martial arts master. When a fighter’s hands glow, he is one of the best in the world and when his entire body glows, he is the greatest fighter alive. On his journey to becoming the “Last Dragon” and wielding the power of “The Glow,” Leroy must confront villains such as a crooked arcade mogul Eddie Arkadian and the evil Sho’nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, from whom he must also protect his younger brother Richie and his love interest, TV music video host Laura Charles.
It’s a Friday afternoon! Treat yourself to some awesomeness. Sho’nuff!