YMMV: Flushed Away

  • Acceptable Targets - The French
    • The Americans and British Royal Family get it too, though to a much lesser degree.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Liam, Rita's brother, is a dirty rotten sellout. Think about it. He pointed out that Roddy was wanted by the Toad, complete with a phone number. Then, someone phoned Thimblenose Ted. Ted doesn't say who. Just "a tipoff." Who, oh who, could've ratted Roddy out?
    • In his defense, he did think Rodney was a dirty criminal using them to hide.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Rita. Unlike most examples, it seems to stem less from her physical appearance than her badass persona.
  • Genius Bonus: The cockroach behind the fridge can briefly be seen reading Kafka's The Metamorphosis.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: Not a bad little game. No bugs. Some obviously incomplete areas, but the speedboating is fun. Nice to see Roddy and Rita again. Roddy's servants make an appearance in the opening tutorial. Only problem is the platforming's a bit difficult.
    • Big plus on presentation values, as the CGI models from the movie could be re-used for the game.
  • Older Than They Think: The film got flack for switching from stop-motion to CGI, despite Aardman having used CGI in many of their advertisements.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: More than a few fans were ticked off that this was not going to be done in Aardman's trademark claymation style. At least one article at the time compared it to when Bob Dylan started playing electric guitar.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: To say nothing else of the rest of the film, there are some parts where one has to remind themselves that they are not, in fact, watching a stop-motion film.