* SnarkBait: On such shows as ''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst'' and ''Podcast/HowDidThisGetMade''.
* SoBadItsGood
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The dinosaur suits in this movie are only slightly better than Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic's effort in ''Film/HowardTheDuck''. Which reflects badly on both ''this'' (considering it was made a year after ''Film/JurassicPark'') '''''and''''' ''Howard'' (considering not only it was made for a lower budget than that film but ILM's reputation as '''''the''''' definitive SFX powerhouse in Hollywood).
** At one point, the eyes on the Theodore suit stop working properly.
** Some of the puppets look downright ugly to look at. And some don't even look like they're ''moving''.
** As [[http://www.slashfilm.com/theodore-rex/ this interview]] mentions, there were constant problems with the mechanics behind the scenes as well. A combination of the controls being broken, coupled with the cold weather during filming meant that the animatronics didn't work as well as expected. And it shows.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: The villain's motivations. So, the best way to fix a CrapsackWorld is to cause an event that will kill millions, if not billions, and create an even bigger CrapsackWorld?
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The concept of an anthro ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' as a policeman of the future sounds awesome, doesn't it? Too bad this movie screwed it up royally.
* UncannyValley: Some of the puppets invoke this, most often unintentionally. Not helped by the quality of the the animatronics.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: It's really hard to tell just what audience this movie would have been shooting for, especially if it had made it to theaters. Theo's [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly cute love of milk and cookies]] seems to keep it well within the realm of kiddie movies -- and then you get a scene that's [[MoodWhiplash as violent as any given cheap sci-fi B-movie]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: There aren't enough drugs in the world to explain this one.
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency:
** This is not one of Whoopi Goldberg's better movie choices. Sure, the studio threatened to ''sue'' her if she walked off the set, and she decided to do the movie so she would avoid what happened to Creator/KimBasinger with ''Film/BoxingHelena'', but it only [[StarDerailingRole knocked her off the A-list]].
** ''[[{{Film/Shaft}} Richard Roundtree]]''? What are you doing here?!