YMMV / El Santos

  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: This is one of the facts that really hurted the movie as a whole: Despite being a comedy, practically everyone is an asshole, a wacko, or a pervert in some degree and most of the Toilet Humor is used for the hell of it rather to have some sense in the plot of the film. The only sympathetic character is Corporal Valdivia and he's the designated Butt-Monkey. Another fact that alienated the Mexican audience is the not-so-implied message the so-called heroes and the audience watching the film are Not So Different. This is somewhat intended by Word of God, as Trino was trying to show almost every single negative stereotype the Mexicans has about themselves and raised Up to Eleven.
  • Ho Yay: Played for Laughs between El Santos and Corporal Valdivia, especially in the film.
  • Memetic Mutation: ¡CHICHIS POWER!note 
  • More Popular Spinoff: The strip first appeared as a small feature in the authors's previous work La Croqueta.
  • Nausea Fuel: Let's say it's not recommended reading the comic book and the film after eating, right?
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Trino and Jis aren't subtle when they try to give a message, especially in the film:
    • Stop Being Stereotypical
    • Just because you're a Jerk Ass doesn't give you the right to ruin the lives of the people who are smarter and better than you.
    • The animated film gives another message who is also a subversion of the first two: Even if you want to change the "retrograde" mentality of your countrymen, trying to doing that by violent or vile means will make you even worse than the people you're trying to supposely "educate".
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Both literally (since both Trino and Jis, their authors, were former drug users, especially using peyote), hence the existence of Peyote Asesino (a regular villain), and figuratively, since the whole comic is a real acid trip.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: