* AllStarCast: Of the non-American sort: Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/GeoffreyRush, Creator/HugoWeaving ([[ActingForTwo in two roles]]), Creator/SamNeill, Creator/RichardRoxburgh, Creator/JoelEdgerton, Anthony [=LaPaglia=], Miriam Margolyes.
* PlayingAgainstType: The director, Creator/ZackSnyder, whose resume also includes [[SarcasmMode such family films]] as ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'', and ''Film/SuckerPunch''.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Creator/ZackSnyder took to helming the film so that his young children could watch at least one film that he made.
* StillbornFranchise: The franchise was supposed to adapt the rest of the source material, but due the lukewarm reception, it's dead in the water.
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