* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: This could be a significant factor in the film's critical and commercial failure. Many viewers, including Creator/RogerEbert, felt that Ford was a thoroughly nasty human being, with the rest of the cast, villain or not, faring little better.
* DesignatedHero / RootingForTheEmpire: A good number of viewers hated Ford to such an extent that they wanted Grendel and his minions to blow him out of his socks.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The movie had unusually successful video sales in Norway, Hungary, and Spain.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Lynching the koala bear from a ceiling fan.]] Zuzu Petals [[LampshadeHanging sure thinks so]], anyway.