!!![[Literature/AcrossTheUniverse The book]]
* FridgeHorror: At one point in ''A Million Suns'', a group of people on ''Godspeed'' speculate that someone else could do a better job running things than Elder, giving serious thought to kicking him out of power in favor of another person. One of the names thrown out as a potential candidate? Luther. Who stirs up riots just because he can, who [[spoiler:has raped women and tried to rape Amy]], and who was very good at hiding his behavior from the public in general. Imagine what things would have been like if he ''had'' been put in charge...
* UncannyValley: Everyone on Phydus.

!! [[Film/AcrossTheUniverse The film]]

* BigLippedAlligatorMoment[=/=]DisneyAcidSequence:
** Some of the musical sequences are... odder than the others.
** The only reason for 'Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite' is Creator/EddieIzzard. Oh, and to illustrate what happens when you drop acid.
** Around the time Max gets enlisted, the plot takes a backseat. It's easier to think of the movie as a series of connected music videos than a story.
** The "Let It Be" sequence has nothing else to do with the rest of the film. Aside from Jojo (who never brings it up or seems effected by it afterward) the people in it are never identified, it has no bearing on the plot, and leaves no impact on any of the characters.
* BrokenBase: Amongst Beatles fans, with some viewing this film as a [[FandomHeresy blasphemous abomination]]. Also overlaps with a heavy dose of TheyChangedItNowItSucks.
* CoveredUp:
** Who aside from hardcore Beatles fans had heard ''Hold Me Tight'' before this movie came out?
** The movie's arrangement of ''With a Little Help From My Friends'' starts out aping the Beatles', but shifts halfway through to the Music/JoeCocker version.
* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]] - Say what you will about the plot, but the Beatles covers in the film are impressive.
* FauxSymbolism
* HoYay: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" might just be the most homoerotic scene in any movie ever. The army recruiters get awfully handsy while singing a song originally about sexual obsession and lust to a bunch of half-naked young men, as Prudence {{gayngst}}fully sings about her own obsession with Sadie.
* MST3KMantra - [[EddieIzzard Mr. Kite]] spells it out himself in his [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment sequence]].
-->"It's a lot of explanation, kids, but don't worry about it. Just tune in, turn off, drop out, drop in, switch off, switch on and explode."
* OneSceneWonder:
** Bono as Dr. Robert, a Ken Kesey {{Expy}}.
** Eddie Izzard as Mr. Kite.
* TearJerker:
** The little boy's funeral. ''Buckets.'' All of "Let It Be".
** Max's homecoming.
* UncannyValley: The recruiting officers in the "She's So Heavy" sequence; they look human, but their identical uniforms and stiff, precise movements are complemented by the fact that they all have unnaturally massive [[LanternJawOfJustice Lantern Jaws of Justice]] that make them all appear like identical living mannequins.
* TheWoobie: Everyone, but special mention goes to Prudence.