YMMV / Aguirre, the Wrath of God

  • Ass Pull: When Inez walks away into the jungle, she suddenly wears a beautiful white and yellow dress we have never seen before. It seems rather implausible that she had it in her luggage all the time; but it has no bearing on the plot anyway.
  • Crazy Awesome: Herzog, just for having the guts to do the movie from beginning to end.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: The talking head... after getting severed from the body.
    • Even when the soldiers are dying of hunger, Guzman is gorging on the food. When Guzman is distracted, everyone sneaks in and starts eating the food on the table, even Carvajal!
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The first collaboration between Herzog and Popol Vuh.
  • Cult Classic
  • Harsher in Hindsight: At the end of the film, Aguirre rants about wanting to marry his daughter. Years after Klaus Kinski died, his daughter Pola revealed that he sexually abused her.
  • Iron Woobie: Inez.
  • Mainstream Obscurity: Aguirre is highly regarded by movie critics and cinephiles, but it is not widely known.
  • Signature Scene: Aguirre lecturing the monkeys on his plans to build a continental empire.