YMMV: Free Willy

  • Accidental Innuendo: The title inspired a lot of "whip it out in public" jokes.
  • Awesome Music: Will You Be There?. Crosses with Ear Worm for some.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: They don't get much more horrific than this. Try to enjoy the movie after learning what happened to Keiko in reality.note 
    • By the time the third movie was released, a critic was moved to ask, "Maybe they should have 'freed' a smarter Orca?"
  • Moment Of Awesome/Heartwarming Moments: Pretty much the entire final ten minutes or so.
  • Memetic Mutation: The Evil Popcorn man, who is watching all. The ultimate Mood Whiplash.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Willy's crying.
  • Sequelitis: Three very forgettable sequels.
  • Special Effects Of Awesome: The whales in the sequels were portrayed by very detailed full-sized animatronics. Some were even fitted with propellers so that they could "swim" underwater.
  • Tear Jerker: Right off the bat, the scene where Willy is captured by whalers as his family looks on helplessly.