* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** The guys in the first one, but mainly [[JerkAssWoobie Paxton]]. Unlikeable self-centered douchebag or [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold genuinely brave and heroic guy, going so far as to risk his life for a complete stranger, even if he is a bit of a douche at first.]]
** Svetlana. Her reluctance to accompany Paxton and Natalya to the factory was seen by some viewers as sign she is morally conflicted about what she does while others see her as a villain with no remorse at all.
* {{Anvilicious}}: The bidding war montage in the second movie makes a strong point how wide-ranged Elite Hunting's clientele actually is. For bonus impact, several of the fat cats casually place their bets while hanging out with their families. We get it, every loving wealthy family man could be a murderous psycho...
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The children playing soccer with a severed head.
** Made much easier to watch because the person deserved it.
* EvilIsSexy - The temptresses of Elite Hunting.
* HellIsThatNoise: Lorna's. Screaming.
* JerkAssWoobie: Paxton and Whitney
* LesYay - Between Axelle and Beth.
* {{Narm}}: Josh's screaming sounds ''way'' too much like [[SaturdayNightLive Mr. Bill]].
* NauseaFuel - To the point where even the protagonists just can't help it.
* PlayingAgainstType - [[Film/TheProducers Roger Bart]], who, ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' aside, tends to play bright and friendly roles as the villain of the second film. And he still mostly seems nice.
* TheWoobie: Poor Josh... [[spoiler: Sexually inexperienced and possibly gay man who's yet to explore his sexuality due to a fear of losing his closest friend. Not only that, but Josh is also the nicest person in the series and suffers one of the most horrific and painful deaths.]]
* WTHCastingAgency: The AxCrazy Sasha is played by... Milan Kňažko, ''former Slovak Minister of '''Culture'''''.