!!![[Literature/AcrossTheUniverse The book]]
* FridgeHorror: At one point in ''A Million Suns'', a group of people on ''Godspeed'' speculate that someone else could do a better job running things than Elder, giving serious thought to kicking him out of power in favor of another person. One of the names thrown out as a potential candidate? Luther. Who stirs up riots just because he can, who [[spoiler:has raped women and tried to rape Amy]], and who was very good at hiding his behavior from the public in general. Imagine what things would have been like if he ''had'' been put in charge...
* UncannyValley: Everyone on Phydus.

!! [[Film/AcrossTheUniverse The film]]

* BigLippedAlligatorMoment[=/=]DisneyAcidSequence - Some of the musical sequences are... odder than the others.
** The only reason for 'Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite' is Creator/EddieIzzard. Oh, and to illustrate what happens when you drop acid.
** Around the time Max gets enlisted, the plot takes a backseat. It's easier to think of the movie as a series of connected music videos than a story.
* CoveredUp - Who aside from hardcore Beatles fans had heard ''Hold Me Tight'' before this movie came out?
** The movie's arrangement of ''With a Little Help From My Friends'' starts out aping the Beatles', but shifts halfway through to the Joe Cocker version.
* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]] - Say what you will about the plot, but the Beatles covers in the film are impressive.
* DomesticAbuser: The guy Prudence was living with when she first got to the Village.
* FauxSymbolism
* HoYay: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" might just be the most homoerotic scene in any movie ever. The army recruiters get awfully handsy while singing a song originally about sexual obsession and lust to a bunch of half-naked young men, as Prudence {{gayngst}}fully sings about her own obsession with Sadie.
* MST3KMantra - [[EddieIzzard Mr. Kite]] spells it out himself in his [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment sequence]].
-->"It's a lot of explanation, kids, but don't worry about it. Just tune in, turn off, drop out, drop in, switch off, switch on and explode."
* OneSceneWonder: Bono as Dr. Robert, a Ken Kesey {{Expy}}.
** Eddie Izzard as Mr. Kite.
* TearJerker:
** The little boy's funeral. ''Buckets.'' All of "Let It Be".
** Max's homecoming.
* UncannyValley: The recruiting officers in the "She's So Heavy" sequence; they look human, but their identical uniforms and stiff, precise movements are complemented by the fact that they all have unnaturally massive [[LanternJawOfJustice Lantern Jaws of Justice]] that make them all appear like identical living mannequins.
* TheWoobie: Everyone.
** Special mention goes to Prudence