These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Jerkass Woobie: Max. His mere status as nothing more than a mutant abomination "perfect guard dog" is pitiful enough by itself, but the shit he goes through the movie defenitely makes the audience want to hug him. Whilst scared shitless.
Nightmare Fuel: Although the basic premise is quite ridiculous (even if you have cynophobia, or have had a bad experience with rottweillers, the fact that Max is a genetic hybrid with chameleon abilities and acidic piss should be enough to make you lose your fear), Max does seem genuinely terrifying at some points, most notable when he swallows a live cat as his jaws unhinge like a snake's.