YMMV / Foodfight!


  • Accidental Nightmare Fuel: To very big extents. There's a reason why I Hate Everything called this movie "the scariest horror film I've ever seen."
  • Animation Age Ghetto: Notable for trying just as hard to defy this trope as it did to exemplify it.
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: As early as when it was first announced, the idea of a kids' movie revolving entirely around Product Placement was rather controversial. When it came out, the large amounts of Toilet Humor and sex jokes, along with being a Whole Plot Reference to Casablanca, didn't do it any favours in reaching its intended audience.
  • Awesome Music:
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The main cast sings a modified version of the French national anthem at one point for no apparent reason other than the obvious plot reference.
  • Bile Fascination: This film is legendary among animation fans for its sheer awfulness, and there's no shortage of people who enjoy the film just to make fun of it.
  • Critical Research Failure: Raisins are actually very toxic to dogs. But then, it is not certain how this applies to anthropomorphic, talking, food-mascot-icon dimension dogs. Still, you have to wonder how many kids would have tried it out if the film had been more popular.
  • Ending Fatigue: Basically, the entire last third of the movie is nothing but the characters dumping slime on the villains while generic triumphant music plays. Several Caustic Critic reviews seem to skip it over almost entirely. Not to mention the endless barrage of stingers playing during the credits.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Mr. Clipboard, due to his twitchy movements and freaky appearance. It also helps that he looks like a certain video game villain, as well as being voiced by Christopher Lloyd.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: The overabundance of offensive caricatures in the film leads to a lot of these.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Lady X was clearly intended to be this, with the sheer amount of skintight fetish outfits she wears.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: If you buy store-brand products instead of recognizable brand-name products, you're literally a Nazi.
  • Genius Bonus: The entire film is an homage to Casablanca. Given how unlikely it is that the film's target audience has seen Casablanca, this leads to plenty of scenes that are more or less inexplicable (see: the random French national anthem near the end).
  • Ham and Cheese:
    • Christopher Lloyd is clearly enjoying his role.
    • Eva Longoria to a lesser extent, especially during Lady X's Villainous Breakdown.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The scene where Mr. Clipboard stomps a bag of potato chips and declares "survival of the fittest" while there's shelves full of Wonder Bread behind him becomes this after Hostess, the makers of Wonder Bread, go bankrupt.
    • This isn't the first time Charlie Sheen voiced a dog either. He voiced Charlie in All Dogs Go to Heaven 2.
    • Brand X brings to mind an inverted Team Flare from Pokémon X and Y.
    • Be honest; you thought of this film in some way when you first heard about Sausage Party.
  • Idiot Plot: Seldom do any of these characters truly think.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • The sheer hatred and ridicule this film receives is memetic in and of itself.
    • SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, LEONARD! Explanation 
    • That was a perfectly good bag of chips! Explanation 
    • You cold-farted itch! Explanation 
    • But enough about me, let's kill you! Explanation 
    • Similarities between Mr. Clipboard and I. M. Meen have been noted by some YouTube users (or more specifically, poopers). Case in point.
    • DEX IS *insert religion here*?
    • The movie is highly quotable due to the overzealous amount of Narm it features. Any party who watches it is bound to have an in-joke one point or another that originates from the movie's high-quotability.
    • Fe...tish...mo....vie. Explanation 
  • Memetic Molester:
    • Cheazel T. Weasel, slimy and phallic shaped...
    • Lieutenant X, who is apparently a sub.
  • Moe: Sunshine Goodness was intended to be this, because why else would her design be a wide-eyed, cutesy humanoid with cat ears?
  • Moment of Awesome: Not one from the movie, but for the movie; the original version was said to have been stolen, so what did they do? Start the whole thing over from scratch. They worked on this movie for around a decade with what little resources they had left. Even though Foodfight ended up turning out to be...well, Foodfight, that's still pretty impressive.
  • Narm:
    • Mr. Clipboard declaring "survival of the fittest" after stomping a bag of potato chips.
    • Leonard's reaction to the crushed bag of chips as if it were a person that was gunned down.
    Leonard: That was a perfectly good bag of chips... never opened... never enjoyed...
    • Even the dramatic music that plays when Mr. Clipboard squashes the chips is overdone.
    • Mr. Clipboard himself. The film tried to make him too Obviously Evil that it's difficult to take him seriously. And that's not even getting into his bizarre movements and speech pattern.
    • Dex insulting Lady X the best way he could think of: "You cold, farted itch!"
    • Some of the puns cross into So Unfunny, It's Funny, some are just there, and some feel like your nerves are being keyed.
    • The blatant ripoff of the "La Marseillaise" sequence from Casablanca is more mind-boggling than inspiring. Apparently, standing up for a brand-name product is on par with standing up against Nazis while in the midst of World War II.
  • Older Than They Think: By the time this film was finally released, a short French film called Logorama about a world entirely made up of real life brands and mascots had already been released, even winning an Academy Award.
  • The Scrappy: Dan and Dr. Nustrix, thanks to their over-the-top hyperactive voices that never shut up. Vlad isn't a particularly well-liked character, either.
  • Snark Bait: The only reason why people watch this movie is because it's considered one of the worst animated films of all-time.
  • So Bad, It's Good: To most, due to its unintentionally humorous character movements, unintentionally humorous dialog, blatant advertising of supermarket brands, crazy amount of innuendos and the existence of Mr. Clipboard.
  • Special Effect Failure: Between the dull textures, unrefined (if not outright broken) Motion Capture (and animation in general), dizzying camera pans, ugly lighting, lines that are quite literally phoned in, and downright bizarre character designsnote , the movie has plenty of this to spare, to the point where it's essentially "Special Effects Failure: The Movie". It's especially bad whenever the film attempts to show fluids, and when Sunshine and some kids play "soccer" with a 2D sprite of a watermelon that never changes perspective and is always in front of everything else.
  • Squick:
    • Dex and Sunshine's flirting can be this if you're aware Hilary Duff would have been 15 at the time she recorded her lines.
    • Lieutenant X enjoying wetting himself. Heck, Lieutenant X in general.
    • Cheasel T. Weasel's rather....phallic design.
    • Most of the sexualized dialogue could certainly count, not helped by the sheer ugliness accompanying it onscreen.
    • One of the mascots farting in his enemy's face.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song
    • The main theme, "It's Our World," as pointed out by Obscurus Lupa.
    Lupa: "Couldn't afford the rights/To "I'm a Believer"/But it was in Shrek/So like us, too!"
    • Lady X's theme song is a similarly obvious ripoff of Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca."
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The story might have been somewhat better if Sunshine Goodness had been the antagonist instead of Lady X. Imagine if it had been Sunshine's product that was failing, turning her bitter and evil and leading to her abandoning Dex to join Brand X. This would make it clearer why she was so infatuated with Dex and wanted him to support her and Brand X, as they would have been in a relationship beforehand. Likewise, it would have made the Casablanca references slightly less out of place. Also, if Sunshine had been the villain the film wouldn't have had the Beauty Equals Goodness moral it's often criticized for.
  • Uncanny Valley: In spades between Sunshine's and Lady X's cold dead eyes, the hideous human shoppers and stiff-as-rocks or seizure-like movements from everyone in the cast. In the case of Mr. Clipboard's spastic movement it could be foreshadowing the fact that he's a robot. Some of the problems, such as some of the stiff movement and the uncanny looking eyes, did not exist in the original version that is missing.
  • Unfortunate Character Design: Cheasel T. Weasel is for some inexplicable reason rendered as shiny, making him look like a literal shitweasel. Not helped by his neck and its movements coming off less like cartoonish "Stretch-and-Squash" and more like a penis.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • Many internet reviews have pointed out that The Reveal that Lady X is an old prune mascot implies that "ugliness = bad". And that's only one example of Beauty Equals Goodness in a movie that consistently plays it straight.
    • Some people also consider the movie homophobic due to Vlad Chocool's Depraved Homosexual behaviour (for the record, he's the only gay character in the movie). And then there's all the racist and sexist unironic caricatures...
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: There are actually some who see Lady X as being this, since it's technically not her fault that some prune company was insane enough to think that the best way to sell their product was to emblazon the package with the scowling face of a bald, ugly old woman. One could see why she thinks she got a raw deal compared to the dozens of more appealing mascots seen elsewhere in the film.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Contains a wealth of toilet humor and over the top sexuality.


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