* ActorAllusion: Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow of ''Film/TheTalentedMrRipley''.
* AwesomeDearBoy: ''In spades''. From Jude Law getting to work with Creator/LaurenceOlivier, to him and Gwyneth Paltrow signing on ''immediately after watching the demo reel'', to Angelina Jolie getting to wear an EyepatchOfPower and a goldfish-bowl space helmet.
* DoingItForTheArt: The film's creator spent years developing software to achieve a film with ''this specific look,'' and then pitched a film around it.
* FakeNationality: Englishman Jude Law plays the American hero, while American Creator/AngelinaJolie plays "Franky". Jolie's accent was mocked by some critics, though she's merely riffing on the stiff-upper-lip jargon of British war propaganda.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/IronMan Pepper?]] [[{{Film/Avatar}} Selfridge?]] ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes Watson?]]'' What are you doing here? [[Film/HarryPotter Professor Dumbledore]], is that you? All this, and [[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider Lara Croft]] in an eyepatch! Not to mention the fact that [[Film/TheCrow Myca]] is a killer robot working for Creator/LaurenceOlivier.
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