* AllStarCast: Of the non-American sort: Creator/HelenMirren, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving ([[ActingForTwo in two roles]]), Sam Neill, Richard Roxburgh, Joel Edgerton, Anthony [=LaPaglia=], Miriam Margolyes.
* HeAlsoDid: The director, Creator/ZackSnyder, whose resume also includes [[SarcasmMode such family films]] as ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'', and ''Film/SuckerPunch''.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Zack Snyder 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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