YMMV / Max Steel

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     2000 Cartoon 
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Max's catchphrase is "Going Turbo!" Doubly so since Disney XD would go on to air the remake series.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Psycho's arm has a creepy sort of casualness to it given the size and functionality of the thing. He also takes his face off. Oh and the face underneath? It looks like a mix between The Joker and a Terminator.
    • Viewers of sufficient age will notice immediately that L'Etranger is meant to be a sexual predator.
    • Max's infestation is pretty damn freaky.
    • Bio-Constrictor is a man made out of snakes. That's horror movie material right there.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: While it hasn't aged well, the CGI was impressive for the time; the series moved to Cartoon Network because they were willing to continue funding for the third season as-is, whereas the WB wanted to switch it to traditional animation.

     2016 Film 
  • Snark Bait: On top of having a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, there's also the fact that it's based on a cartoon that not many people watch, which begs the question of why the movie exists in the first place.
  • Special Effect Failure: Aside from maybe Max's suit, the CG looks like it came straight out of the cartoon.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Some viewers' opinions on the CG of Steel, the tachyon energy, and the Air Ultralink/Air Elementor.