- Crowning Music of Awesome: Jerry Goldsmith.
- Retroactive Recognition: James Cromwell, Dana Ivey and Taliesin Jaffe as Wolfgang's family.
- Special Effects Failure: Deliberately done in the movie at the drive-in. This is further played with when the Thunderroad floats in front of the screen.
- The CGI during the dream sequences have not held up all that spectacularly.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: There are a lot of good effects - the spider robot walking for one.