- Crowning Music of Awesome: Scored by James Horner.
- Fanon Discontinuity: How some fans view Cocoon II: The Return.
- What Could Have Been: Robert Zemeckis was the original director, but low expectations for Romancing the Stone led to his firing from this film. Stone went on to be a critical and box office hit, and led to Zemeckis directing Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and so forth.
- The Woobie: Poor Bernie!