YMMV / Hellraiser: Inferno

  • Base-Breaking Character: The Protagonist, Detective Joseph Thorne. He's a manipulative Jerkass of the highest order, who steals evidence, cheats on his wife, frames his partner, and robs dead people. On the one hand he's a Villain Protagonist rather than a Designated Hero who's terrible actions are framed as shitty, and in the end he's a very deserved Asshole Victim. On the other hand, following such a loathsome asshole can make the movie tedious and repellent.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • A scene has Detective Joseph Thorne being brutally beaten up by a pair of kung-fu using Asian cowboys after stumbling through the woods.
    • Another scene where he's going to visit his parents in the hospital has a man in straitjacket and a wheelchair passing by Joseph and laughing like a little kid.
  • Broken Base: The film in spades. Many consider it a decent film, with a new twist to the franchise (Pinhead judging sinners with personalized hells depending upon their sins) but others hate the film with a passion, since it's largely an In-Name-Only sequel with Pinhead appearing only in the final minutes and coming across as a random horror script hastily rewritten to include Cenobites.
  • Narm: A lot of Joseph's lines, especially the Big "NO!".
  • Tear Jerker: Pinhead's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Joseph could be considered one. His quiet tone when he tells him that his flesh is killing his spirit is heartbreaking.