* ActorAllusion: Hey it's [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Hawkeye]] using a crossbow!
* AwesomeDearBoy: The main reason this film was made and why Creator/JeremyRenner was in it.
* FakeNationality: English actress Gemma Arterton dons an American accent throughout. Actors' nationalities in the film include Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch, British, American and Polish.
** The fairytale itself is German in origin, and no one wants a crowd of people attempting "ze German".