YMMV / Looney Tunes: Back in Action

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Bugs spends just about the entire movie being nicer to Daffy than he usually is in the cartoons (well, maybe not the entire movie) and was the only one who knew right from the start that firing him was a bad idea. He looked like he genuinely felt sorry for him after the main page quote.
    "Eh, Daffy always comes back. I just tell him how much I need him. We hug, we cry, I drop somethin' heavy on him, I laugh..."
  • Fleeting Demographic Rule: Elmer chasing Bugs and Daffy into Edvard Munch's The Scream, was a recycling of a gag created more than a decade before in Tiny Toon Adventures, and used the exact same music from "Pictures at an Exhibition" as background both times.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Daffy's jealousy and antagonism towards Bugs may seem to be just the consequence of Daffy being the Butt-Monkey to all of Bugs' jokes, but it takes on a new light when you learn that Daffy Duck came first. Daffy's character was created in 1937 with Porky Pig; Bugs only came around with Elmer Fudd in 1940. In other words, Daffy has been bitter about Bugs usurping his popularity since 1940.
  • Genius Bonus: During the Louvre chase scene, one of the songs playing in the background is a movement from "Pictures at an Exhibition".
    • Other pieces Used: Vivaldi's "Mandolin Concerto" and "Alla Rustica", and Offenbach's "Can Can".
  • Ham and Cheese: Steve Martin. Dear Lord, Steve Martin. He's clearly having the time of his life as the ACME Chairman. According to the DVD commentary, he stayed in character even off-set.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Doubles as a veery subtle example of Biting-the-Hand Humor: during a chase scene, Sam's goons refuse to throw dynamite out of their car at our heroes because they don't want innocent people to get hurt. It seems like a bit of innocent Lampshade Hanging... until you realise that Warner Bros. really did force the filmmakers to tone down the very violence that the Looney Tunes are known for.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • At one point, Shaggy blasts Matthew Lillard for his performance of him in the live action Scooby-Doo movies. As of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Lillard has become Shaggy's official voice actor.
    • Ron Perlman as a wimpy Acme exec is about as far from Clay Morrow as you could possibly imagine.
    • A movie that has Timothy Dalton and a Dalek is funny now that he's been in Doctor Who.
  • Ho Yay: Whether or not Bugs is really that depressed without Daffy, he certainly goes to pretty great lengths to get him back. His less-than-family-friendly humour is also lampshaded by the female executive:
    Kate Houghton: Okay, about the crossdressing thing: then, funny; now, disturbing.
    Bugs Bunny: Lady, if you don't find a rabbit wearin' lipstick amusing, then we ain't got nothin' to say to each other.
  • Just Here For The Looney Tunes: One of the biggest complaints about the film is how the human characters "hijack" it from the Looney Tunes characters to the point that the latter can easily be removed without burdening the plot. That said, the parts where the 'toons are on screen are considered the best.
  • Narm: Dusty Tails' performance at the casino loses a good chunk of its intended sex appeal when you realize she's singing a gender flipped Backstreet Boys song - and the one the Boys are most ashamed of having done, too. Seriously.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Scooby-Doo viciously bearing his fangs and growling at Matthew Lillard can be a bit discerning due to being out of character.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: The tie-in game for the PS2 and Gamecube is a lousy 3D platformer with a horrible camera, confusing objectives, obnoxious sound design and boring, monotonous gameplay. On the plus side, it does have a good deal of variety when it comes to its minigames.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general consensus of the film. While not considered the BEST Looney Toons film, especially when the live actor parts start to drag, many people consider it superior to Space Jam and many more say it handles its source material a lot better.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Surprisingly little is done with the Blue Monkey's magical power of turning people into monkeys. At least in the finished film. The DVD special features give us an alternate climax where the Blue Monkey's powers are used to create some truly wild and over-the-top situations.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Daffy. An underlying theme of the movie can be said to be of his designated Butt-Monkey status and unappreciated role in comparison to Bugs Bunny. The movie outright lampshades the fact that despite his unpopularity, he is out and out pivotal to the show, and Kate even frustratedly points out how no one and yet everyone can love him at the same time. This is what leads to the page quote about how while Daffy has to endure pain to get laughs, Bugs just has to 'munch on a carrot' to be effortlessly lovable.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: It's generally agreed that Bugs, Daffy and Elmer's chase sequence through the Louvre is the absolute best scene in the entire movie.