YMMV / Les Visiteurs

  • Critic-Proof: Critical reception to The Corridors of Time was mostly negative. It still was the third highest-grossing film in France in 1998 with approximately 8 million tickets sold. It was only surpassed by Le Dîner de Cons (9 million) and Titanic (20.5 million).
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The Ominous Latin Chanting-like track "Enae Volare" by Era.
  • Ear Worm: The song "Filez la Laine" ("Spin the Wool") from The Corridors of Time.
  • First Installment Wins: The first film is largely considered as the best.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Béatrice's husband (played by Christian Bujeau), the prissy, Butt Monkey dentist? Fast-forward a few years, and the same actor is now the swordsmaster, one of the very rare competent warriors in the court of Kaamelott.
    • Christian Clavier played Jacquouillet, Jacquouille's 18th century descendant, who accompanies Napoleon Bonaparte at the end of The Corridors of Time. Fours years later, Clavier played Napoleon himself in a miniseries.
    • Christian Clavier played a resistant in Papy fait de la Résistance (Gramps Is in the Resistance). Now he's a collaborator, at the end of The Revolution.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks: The critical consensus regarding The Corridors of Time.
  • Memetic Mutation: The film's tremendous success upon release in France, its multiple reruns on TV up to this day and, of course, the Internet, helped cementing its memorable quotes in French pop culture:
    • "OH-KAAAAAY!!!"
    • "MONTJOIE! SAINT-DENIS!" and "Que trépasse si je faiblis!"
    • "Bourse molle!"
    • "C'est diablerie!"
    • "Sache que le Roy ne se prend point, même au jeu d'échecs !"
    • "Messiiiire! Messiiiiire! Un Sarrasin!"
    • "C'EST DES MALADES!"
    • "Merci la gueuse! Tu es un laideron mais tu es bien bonne!"
    • "Il pleut comme vache qui pisse!"
    • "Jour! Nuit! Jour! Nuit! Jour! Nuit!"
    • "Mais qu'est-ce que c'est que ce bin's?!"
    • "Mais dehors les romanos!"
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Several Les Visiteurs video games were released by UbiSoft around the release of The Corridors of Time.
    • Les Visiteurs: La Relique de Sainte Rolande is a third-person adventure game that received negative reviews (mostly for its bad graphics, horrible camera angles and badly designed labyrinth-like levels). It has been reviewed by Joueur du Grenier here.
    • Les Visiteurs on Game Boy Color didn't receive much better reviews.
    • Les Visiteurs, a boring and glitchy Point-and-Click Game. It uses a lot of bits from the films as cutscenes.
  • Sequelitis: So far, none of the sequels surpassed the original or lived up to it.
    • The Corridors of Time did not get anywhere near as good a reception as the first.
    • Critical reception of The Revolution is mostly mixed to negative.

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