* CaliforniaDoubling: Detroit doubled for Texas.
* EnforcedMethodActing: In the scene where Atom is activated for the first time, director Shawn Levy told Atom's puppeteer to mirror everything that Dakota Goyo did, without telling Dakota. The look of wonder on Max's face as he sees Atom sitting up, looking at him, and moving with him is genuine.
* FakeAmerican: Hugh Jackman (Australian) and Dakota Goyo (Canadian) playing Charlie and Max, and Evangeline Lilly (Canadian) playing Bailey.
* FanNickname: Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots: The Movie.
* FollowTheLeader: The influences of ''Transformers'' and ''Rocky'' are clearly felt.