* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: This is one of the facts that really hurted the movie as a whole: Despise being a comedy, practically '''everyone''' is an asshole, a wacko, or a pervert in some degree and most of the ToiletHumor is used ''for the hell of it'' rather to have some sense in the plot of the film. The only sympathetic character is Corporal Valdivia and he's the designated ButtMonkey. Another fact that alienated the Mexican audience is [[spoiler:the not-so-implied message the ''[[DesignatedHero so-called heroes]]'' and the audience watching the film are NotSoDifferent]].
* HoYay: PlayedForLaughs between El Santos and Corporal Valdivia, especially in the film.
* MemeticMutation: '''¡CHICHIS POWER!'''[[note]]Boobies Power![[/note]]
* NauseaFuel: Let's say it's not recommended reading the comic book and the film after eating, ''right?''
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Trino and Jis aren't subtle when they try to give a message, especially in the film:
** [[spoiler:'''StopBeingStereotypical''']]
** [[spoiler:Just because you're a JerkAss doesn't give you the right to ruin the lives of the people who are smarter and better than you]].
** The animated film gives another message who is also a subversion of the first two: [[spoiler:Even if you want to change the "retrograde" mentality of your countrymen, trying to doing that by violent or vile means will make you even worse than the people you're trying to supposely "educate"]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Both literally (since both Trino and Jis, their authors, were former drug users, especially using ''peyote''), hence the existence of Peyote Asesino (a regular villain), and figuratively, since the whole comic is [[MindScrew a real acid trip]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Despise the over-the-top tone of the comic book (and also the movie), both Trino and Jis always cram some kind of political and social criticism in their stories, while avoiding reaching ''{{Rius}}''-like [[AuthorTract level of criticism]] and always doing that with a sense of humor, no matter how crass can be.
** In fact, barring a very few exceptions, the whole comic book '''avoids really hard''' the whole ''[[{{Eagleland}} Blame-anything-to-the-U.S.]]'' cliche prevalent in both Mexican culture and media, since many of the few American characters that appears in the comic are as [[NotSoDifferent moronic, cruder and being jerkasses as their Mexican peers]].
** The whole movie can be interpreted as a giant [[spoiler:[[TakeThatAudience Take That against the entire country of Mexico]]]].