* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Because the movie is attempting to play to the child demographic, they obviously can't show any gory or creative sorts of deaths. No gore means the movie can't appeal to fans of the KillEmAll {{Horror}} genre. At the same time, because people ''do'' still drop like flies throughout the film's runtime, it's far too dark for kids.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The music-and-magic scene with all the things flying around. Right out of nowhere.
** Especially {{egregious}} because you'd think a bunch of RealityWarper powers would come in handy when dealing with those poachers. They are never demonstrated by Trumpy's mother, or even by Trumpy except for that one segment.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Trumpy is actually a fairly likable character. It helps that he never speaks, and Crow projects a very bizarre personality onto him.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Let your rock musician boyfriend walk all over you and have an affair with a groupie. Eventually, he'll get bored of her and return to you. (To be fair, he has the lame excuse that she's a producer's daughter, but ''really''...)
-->'''[[MST3K Crow:]]''' Yeah, try to be nice to your boyfriend's girlfriend.
* FridgeBrilliance: The poachers mention someone named Bill who went legit and works with the rangers. Later, we're introduced to Tommy's uncle who is named Bill and has ranger friends. Also, while not close to what you'd call villainous, Uncle Bill does have enough of a {{Jerkass}} streak that you could picture him fitting right in with the three poachers if he had been a friend of theirs.
* HilariousInHindsight: Trumpy is compared to a cross between a bear and a pig. [[SouthPark Add a man in there and you might be getting somewhere...]]
* {{Mondegreen}}: Pretty much the entire, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Z_OWPe6fU "Burning Rubber Tires"]] song
* TheScrappy: Tommy and the fake band. So, almost the entire cast.
* UglyCute: Trumpy once again.
* ValuesDissonance: In Spain, the "OK" sign means "That was worthless" (it's not an "ok" sign, it's a zero). So Rick's sudden switch from giving an OK sign and smiling to "It ''stinks!''" makes a bit more sense (and his smile was obviously sarcastic).
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Going forward, here's a tip for any [[ExecutiveMeddling meddling idiot executives]]: If you're going to doll up a crappy monster movie into a crappy kid's monster movie, you may want to also consider reducing the amount of horrible deaths by about 100%.