YMMV / Brute Force

The Comic Book

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Linkara (of Atop the Fourth Wall) speculates that since it was revealed that one of Agent Coulson's first assignments in the nineties was working with Brute Force (as revealed in the Deadpool Bi-Annual comic), he may have been one of the FBI agents assigned to Doctor Pierce's case back in the original mini-series.
    • He also states that since we are not told what happens to Pierce in the Deadpool comic, and it's been something along the lines of two decades since the miniseries, it's possible that Pierce had something happen to him in one of the many horrible things that happens to the Marvel Universe (Skrull invasions, World War Hulk, and the Dire Wraith invasion, just to name a very abridged list) made him grow disillusioned with the goals of the team, leading to them splitting off from him.
  • Crazy Awesome: The cover for the first issue alone showcases an armed and angry cyborg dolphin firing a laser gun. That should tell you what kind of comic you're in for.
    • The first page has Clown terrorists with guns breaking into a secret lab where a scientist is attaching cyber-armor to a gorilla.
  • Narm Charm: It tries to be serious, but its premise is so ridiculous and its execution so equally ludicrous that it would be painful to read if it wasn't also so damned entertaning for those same reasons. It's so 80s that it hurts and emits wafts of pure cheese from every orifice, but no one cares because we're all along for the ride.
  • So Bad, It's Good: An opinion shared by Linkara and many others.
  • Too Delightfully Insane To Last: Only lasted four issues... OR DID IT? They made a triumphant return in Deadpool Bi-Annual #1, twenty-five years later.

The Video Game

  • Misaimed Marketing: Microsoft's marketing department initially expected Brute Force to be the Killer App action shooter franchise for the Xbox, developed entirely in-house specifically for the Xbox. By contrast, they bought out Bungie so they could rush Halo in time for the console launch which would ensure Brute Force had an established market to sell to when it came out. Needless to say, they misjudged the eventual relative popularity of the two franchises badly, and quietly shifted their focus after Brute Force's release to promote more Halo games.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Brute Force was regarded as not a particularly bad game, but not an especially ground-breaking one either.