YMMV / Flushed Away

  • Acceptable Targets:
    • The French (this is a British co-production after all). Jean Reno's involvement is a staple of his Self-Deprecation.
    • 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.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Roddy getting a Groin Attack? Not funny. Roddy getting hit in the groin five times in a row? And then hit with a soccer ball afterwards? That's funny.
  • Genius Bonus: The cockroach behind the fridge can briefly be seen reading Kafka's The Metamorphosis. Even better because it's in French
  • No Problem with Licensed Games:
    • Not a bad little game. No bugs, some obviously incomplete areas, but the speedboating is fun. 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. You can forgive Americans, though, as most of these ads have only aired in England.
  • 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, the animators took great effort to give the animation a "jerky" stop-motion look and texture resembling clay. At times, it actually looks like stop-motion.