YMMV / Future War

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: For a bad movie, there is at least one funny joke during the escaped future slave's description of the cyborg masters to Anne, a former prostitute turned nun.
    The Runaway: They want us to do the work!
    Anne: Yeah. I've known some pimps in my time.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: A random gang-member who's dressed like some kind of French revolutionary caught the eye of Mike and the Bots, who gave him a bit of dialogue.
    • And, of course, FRED BURROUGHS!!!
  • Fight Scene Failure:
    Mike (as The Runaway): So when you edit it, it'll look like I stabbed him, right?
  • Glurge: The ending has what sounds like a 6 year old girl calling the Teen Troubled Hotline.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The film went through so much Development Hell, the third crew remarked it would be great if Future War ended up on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • Narm:
    • "Monsters in the 'hood," and "Driiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!"
      Crow: Look, how much more can I drive? There's no inherent quantity of driving I can increase! If you want me to go faster, you need to tell me that.
    • Everything related to the "halfway house for huge guys."
    • The Runaway calling himself a tool. Yes, yes you are.
  • Poor Man's Substitute: The Runaway, Daniel Bernhardt, is a European martial artist with a thick accent. Doubles as Actor Allusion, as Bernhardt was also the Poor Man's Substitute for Van Damme in the Bloodsport sequels.
  • So Bad, It's Good: This movie is endearingly incompetent. The crew at Best of the Worst called it "so bad it's awesome" and that the most amazing thing about the film was that adults made it.
  • Special Effects Failure:
    • Oodles. The cyborgs are guys wearing Laser Tag vests and clown make-up, the dinosaurs are puppets, and then there is the news team. To quote Mary Jo Pehl:
    "There's a moment in this movie which is kind of heartbreaking. There's a brief scene where a television news reporter is doing a live remote stand- up. His cameraman is using a pretend card-board camera; it's a taped-up box with a lens apparatus taped to it. That made us sad."
    • One of the more inexplicable ones: The Cyborg and dinosaur POV shots make it clear that these enhanced supersoldiers from the future see "considerably worse than humans". Things are either so pixellated as to be completely indistinct (Cyborgs) or simply... red (Dinos).
    • The first cyborg's white facepaint vanishes between shots when fighting the Runaway.
      Servo: Hey, he looks better without makeup!
      Crow: Yeah, he's so pretty; he really doesn't need it.
    • During the climactic church fight, the Runaway's scars disappear and reappear from shot to shot, as Mike gleefully points out.
  • WTH, Costuming Department?: Most of the heroes in the film, for some bizarre reason, all wear some form of plaid clothing which clashes pretty badly with their... what we can only assume is supposed to be "badassery".