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YMMV: Freddie as FRO7
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Was Messina snapping at El Supremo whenever he paid too much attention to Daffers because he was being distracted from the plan, or...
  • Angst? What Angst?: Freddie seems unrealistically relaxed while dealing with Messina in the climax. Considering she killed both of his parents, you'd think he'd be angrier, passionate at least.
  • Awesome Music: "THE QUEEN OF EVILMAINYA!!!!!"
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: While several examples can go here the most infamous has to be the musical number "Shy Guy". Not only does it slow the film down, not only does it have no purpose whatsoever, but it also portrays Freddie as a slacker and makes you wonder why he isn't trying to save his friends and the entire conquest and instead partying around.
  • Broken Base: Almost everyone who's seen this movie has a different opinion of its quality.
  • Captain Obvious: The narrating Frogsinger after Freddie grew normalsized: "He was no normal frog"
    • No really? The first minutes didnt even suggest that.
  • Designated Hero: Freddie as an adult, is far more concerned about fulfilling his mission while being a Smug Super about it. This includes keeping disabling walkie-talkies of his teammates without their consent, treating Messina as a nuisance, despite the latter murdering his parents and letting her get away to do more horrible things. That and he's a huge jerk to everyone except Nessie.
  • Filler: You could cut every scene focusing on Messina away from El Supremo, and it would make the movie make more sense, have a better plot, and avoid 90% of the complaints about that movie. It has the feel of something shoved in last minute.
  • Fridge Logic:
    • About frog stuff:
      • How does a giant frog become a secret agent?!
      • How did he go from a normal size frog to a human-sized frog?
      • Where did he get a froglike sentient car? A supposed female too.
      • How did he do all this and go from living in medieval times to the early 1990s?
    • Freddie and Messina are obviously French, but for some reason, the King has a British accent, not a French one.
    • What happend to the kingdom afterwards?
    • At one point, Freddie and Scotty are trapped underwater and Freddie gives Scotty extra air through a horn...but the horn was already fully submerged, so he was really just pumping more water into Scotty's mouth.
  • Mondegreen: "Freddie! Give me drugs anyday!"
  • Narm: "Freddie shall rule the world!"
  • Narm Charm: El Supremo in general. He comes out of nowhere, is a very stereotypical villain, and laughs after every sentence he makes. And yet, he's arguably one of the more enjoyable parts of the movie. Doesn't hurt that's he's voice by BRIAN BLESSED.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Americans who saw this as a kid, and then grew up and became fans of the British Whose Line Is It Anyway? might be surprised to realize Scotty is voiced by John Sessions.
  • Shocking Swerve: The first two minutes or so of the movie (and the title, for that matter) are incredibly innocuous and do not at all hint at the madness to come. Then we learn that Freddie's father is "a magic king" and...
  • Singing Loch Ness Monster Moment What does Freddy do when El Supremo is lining up his submarines to invade England? He goes to Nessie's underwater dance club and dances to a musical number with her. She even gets herself worn out and then asks what help she can be after the song is over.
    • SLNMM Episode: For that matter...
    • Freddie's sentient frog-car Nicole could count as a SLNMM Character: She's never explained, disappears halfway through the movie and is never mentioned again.
  • So Bad, It's Good
  • Ugly Cute: Nessie and her family are either ugly or adorable... or both.
  • Unfortunate Implications: A French guy gets turned into a frog. The word doubles as a racial slur towards French people.
    • This is lampshaded at one point when someone tries to explain to the brigadier that he's literally a frog.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: While Messina does horrible things to Freddie, as an adult, not only does he show the former any respect, let alone fully justified anger for killing his parents, but he's also a complete jerk to his team, not telling them information about the mission and treating them as annoyance.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Messina turning into a snake, hyena, etc; Freddie now a frog growing taller, becoming a spy and getting a living frog car; singing Loch Ness Monsters, shrinking building rays; KKK and Nazis, as well as other weirdness.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: We'd give anything within reason to hear the reasons Grace Jones, Ben Kingsley, John Sessions, Jonathan Pryce and James Earl Jones worked on this. Probably the usual.


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