* HilariousInHindsight: In light of Roger Ebert vs. video gamers, Ebert gave the film one of its best reviews, calling it revolutionary in terms of its visuals and giving it a 3.5-star review. In fact, Ebert has given more positive reviews to video game adaptations than any other major critic, with additional positive reviews for ''{{VideoGame/Hitman}}'', the ''Film/TombRaider'' films, and ''Film/MortalKombat''.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: By today's standards, the animation (especially facial) is nothing to write home about, but considering the film came out 3 years before the first movie in performance capture (''ThePolarExpress'')... well, at the time it was pretty damn impressive.
* UncannyValley: A worthy first effort, but...
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While not quite as good as the hype was promising, lots of effort was put into the effects for the film, and some parts are quite impressive.