* BrokenBase: Diehard 00 fans will defend this movie with all the love they can. Many others, including most critics would rather leave it, than take it.
* CrazyAwesome: Anything with Hallelujah is guaranteed to be this, but this time he gets '''''GN Scissor Bits''''' to play around with.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Basically everything in the movie, but especially when [[spoiler:the 00 Qan[T] shows up and]] the Gundams and Braves absolutely ''unload'' on the ELS.
** [[spoiler:The 00 Qan[T] gets about five minutes of screen time but still manages to be ''even more of a [[GodModeSue blatant hax]] than 00 Raiser''. Hell, 00 Qan[T] is compared to ''the [[Anime/TurnAGundam Turn A]]'' as the most powerful mobile suit in the entire Franchise/{{Gundam}} multiverse]].
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: The [[ShowWithinAShow movie spoofing the events of the series proper]], which manages to fake you out until Alejandro Corner shows up, the 00 Gundam starts doing dramatic hand motions, and the Gundams all have [[AllYourColorsCombined unique Trans-Am colors, which they combine to fire a huge beam]]. After watching it, when finally alone, Saji states (with a bit of disappointment) that he wasn't in the movie.
** Then there's any scene with Patrick in it.
** Saji actually manages to have one. In the hospital scene, when an ELS resembling Ribbons Almark enters the room, Saji goes on to actually protect Louise... by throwing a chair in Ribbons' head.
** When Hallelujah takes over in the beginning of the movie:
-->'''Hallelujah:''' Of course it is! Those things are swarming towards Marie's Quantum Brainwaves."
-->'''Allelujah:''' Hallelujah? What are you doing here?
-->'''Hallelujah:''' We don't have time for idle chatter... I'm borrowing your body, partner!"
** Meena's interactions with Billy, especially her [[TheGlomp flying tackle]] when the two meet up.
** The [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe movie’s]] take on the Meisters is pretty hilarious, too: Setsuna has PeekABangs and a [[GoodScarsEvilScars cross-shaped scar]], Lockon looks to be a StoicSpectacles type, Tieria is a ScaryBlackMan, and H/Allelujah ''is a RoseHairedGirl''.
** Ian's reaction to Mileina's confession to Tieria. Made better with Linda's AND Setsuna's response (implying a ShipperOnDeck status).
-->'''Ian:''' ''(Upon hearing Mileina's confession over the intercom)'' WHAT DID SHE JUST SAY?!
-->'''Linda:''' Oh my; that's wonderful! Congrats on your new boyfriend.
-->'''Ian:''' Linda!
-->''(Setsuna floats towards the 00 Qan[T]'s cockpit, while letting off a light smile to Ian.)''
-->'''Ian:''' This is no laughing matter!
* [[HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]]: Setsuna returning to Marina in the epilogue, [[spoiler:50 years later]], with his upgraded 00 Qan[T] standing in a sunny field full of flowers... itself covered in flowers.
** The entire sequence from Setsuna [[spoiler:waking up from his coma through to him launching in the 00 Qan[T],]] it begins with [[spoiler:Feldt hugging Setsuna, who hugs her back (a rather telling action as he is usually rather protective of his personal space), Feldt then goes back to her post rather than follow the crews suggestion that she stay with him, when asked why she won't say says that she'll be able to feel his presence no matter where he is, and then offers a gentle smile right before he launches.]]
** Mileina Vashti [[spoiler:declaring her love for Tieria, regardless of his physical form]], was one of the most heartwarming moment in the movie. People in the theater collectively went "d'aww!" and laughed at [[OverprotectiveDad Ian's]] reaction [[HilarityEnsues following this moment]].
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: All of the awesomeness in this movie is accompanied by equally awesome (and sometimes downright scary) music.
** Kenji Kawai took at least three ("Trans-Am Raiser", "Masurao", "Fight") scores from the TV series, remixed them with a much larger orchestral group, and combined them together with vocal accompaniment ''(via OneWomanWail and EtherealChoir)''. The end result is called "Final Mission ~ Quantum Burst", and its not only eight minutes of pure concentrated awesome but also the movie's cue for the Meisters to [[AutobotsRockOut hand the ELS their collective asses]]. If you somehow have yet to hear it unimpeded by the action going on when it's playing, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9199GFql3A stop doing yourself such a disfavor]].
* FanDumb: It is ''staggering'' how many people are claiming this movie is "the worst thing to ever happen to ''Gundam''" because either:
-->a) "Setsuna never got laid!";
-->b) "It was nothing but BeamSpam and had no plot!";
-->c) "It's not [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam UC]]!";
-->d) "It ripped-off ''{{Macross}}''!";
-->e) "The 00 Qan[T] didn't do anything!"; or, most prominently,
-->f) "Why are there aliens in my ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''?!?!".
* GodModeSue: The 00 [=Qan[T]=] probably would be this if it was used in any kind of military capacity. All the teething problems of the 00 Raiser have been ironed out, and the occasional instances when we see some measure of its power are impressive indeed. In fact, it's an arguable rival for the mighty ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' as "most powerful mobile suit in the franchise", which is saying a lot in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'''s relatively low-tech setting compared to Turn A's. As is, though, Setsuna is far more interested in using it for its primary purpose -- a highly-advanced communications device.
** WordOfGod posits that the [=Qan[T]=] is ''so'' powerful that it could have taken on the ''entire'' ELS force alone. And '''''won.''''' However, it was later clarified that this was ignoring several important factors, such as the pilot's stamina [[spoiler:''and'' counting out the regenerative ability of the ELS]]. Yes, the Qan[T] could have killed the entire ELS force... given ''two straight weeks of continuous battle'', which no human being (Innovator or otherwise) would be capable of.
* HilariousInHindsight: The super deformed omake that parodied the preview of season 2 stated the world would be invaded by aliens and that Setsuna would turn into Gundam for real. Did the writers accidentally spoil the movie?
* HolyShitQuotient: '''''IF''''' you can actually keep track of what's happening during the battles, your jaw will be on the floor the whole time. Even then, it's still mind-boggling how much action they managed to fit on the screen. Each battle tops the previous one in terms of sheer intensity.
* JerkassWoobie: Descartes Shaman, the Earth military's first ''recognized'' Innovator, is an arrogant jerk who is painfully aware that his superiors see him as nothing more than a living weapon. Kati's reaction when she first meets him is about as mixed as the audience's.
* {{Narm}}: Several instances. For one, was the rotating shot of Setsuna's crotch [[spoiler:while he was being {{Mind Rape}}d by the ELS]] ''strictly'' necessary?
** Setsuna's appearance in the postcredits scene is really hard to take serious.
** Most likely, that was meant to be symbolic of a conflict taking place in Setsuna's core being, which in many Eastern philosophies is believed to exist at the navel.
* NightmareFuel: What happens to those being assimilated is unpleasant.
** Case in point: If you look closely you can actually see blood on the crystals passing through the skin.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[spoiler:Andrei]].
* ShipToShipCombat: TheMovie may have ended the ''00'' universe, but not the number of Setsuna/Marina and Setsuna/Feldt shippers clawing at each others’ throats. In fact, it probably made it ''worse''.
** [[spoiler:In the manga adaptation, which isn't part of the official canon according to Sunrise's policy, Setsuna ends up marrying Marina in the DistantFinale]].
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The movie was actually [[{{Anvilicious}} quite effective]] at getting its [[AnAesop message]] across, but the epilogue just unnecessarily beats you over the head: [[spoiler:"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved through understanding."]]
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Andrei]]'s death, despite [[spoiler:his]] previous status as TheScrappy. The [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome accompanying music]] was what really did it, though.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Descartes was actually billed as the fifth main character alongside the Gundam pilots, [[spoiler:but he's assimilated half-way through the movie]]. Which ties into...
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Given the early focus on Descartes and his uber-mecha Gadeleza it seems kind of surprising that [[spoiler:neither reappears in the movie once the pair have been assimilated]].
** Could be FridgeBrilliance on the ELS' part, as they might think that the machine and its pilot are one. Descartes was noticeably hateful towards the ELS, which might have influenced them.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Graham]].
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The whole movie's animation quality is the best in the Franchise/{{Gundam}} franchise yet, and the battles among the best choreographed ''ever''. Special mention, however, must be given to [[spoiler:the flashback of the ELS' origins]].
** So far, only ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'' has ever come close (or at some scenes, surpassed) it in terms of visual effects.
* XMeetsY: Depending on who you ask, the movie is either ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' meets ''Franchise/StarTrek'' meets ''Series/TheXFiles'', or ''Gundam'' meets ''Film/IndependenceDay'' meets ''{{Transformers}}''. You can even argue that the plot element of [[spoiler: the ELS targeting potential Innovators]] practically comes from ''Series/KamenRiderAgito''.
** Or, hey, even "''Gundam'' meets ''EndersGame,'' what with the aliens being unable to understand the individuality/sentience of humankind and the hero traversing time and space to communicate with them and then return years later, no where near the age he should be.
* TheWoobie: Saji and Louise may have settled down, but they're still having a rough time of it.

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