* CriticalDissonance: Though fans of the movie are quick to admit it's hardly a contender for the best movie of all time, it certainly didn't deserve the amount of panning certain reviewers gave it. Except for Creator/RogerEbert, who gave it three out of four stars.
** The critics ''hated'' the sequel, but it made back its budget on opening weekend and has a [=CinemaScore=] of B-.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny:
** "I BELIEVE IN MAGIC-!" ''(crashes through window)''
** "Nobody wins with a headbutt."
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: "Happy birthday, Amy!" Especially the dedication.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The pounding classic rock songs used when Paul rocks out in the arcade, and later when he changes clothes.
* DudeNotFunny: [[spoiler:The death of Paul Blart's mother in the opening scene]] was meant to be funny but instead is actually really mean-spirited.
* MemeticMutation: Photoshopping the movie cover [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/paul-baul-mall-call to say incredibly silly things.]]
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'' was given a lambasting by critics. Website/RottenTomatoes show a 6% fresh (94% rotten) from 49 reviews, with only three fresh reviews.
* SoOkayItsAverage: One of the main criticisms directed at the film.
* TearJerker: The dating site scene, while played for laughs, underscores how desperately lonely Blart is.
* TheWoobie: Blart has elements of this in some scenes, especially the dating website scenes.
** IronWoobie