[[folder:2000 Cartoon]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Max's catchphrase is [[Disney/WreckItRalph "Going Turbo!"]] Doubly so since Creator/DisneyXD would go on to air [[WesternAnimation/MaxSteel2013 the remake series]].
* NightmareFuel:
** 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 SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and a Franchise/{{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 ''[[TheWormThatWalks man made out of snakes]]''. That's horror movie material right there.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While it hasn't aged well, the CGI was impressive for the time; the series moved to Creator/CartoonNetwork because they were willing to continue funding for the third season as-is, whereas the WB wanted to switch it to traditional animation.

[[folder:2016 Film]]
* SnarkBait: 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.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Aside from ''maybe'' Max's suit, the CG looks like it came straight out of the cartoon.
* VisualEffectsOfAwsome: Some viewers' opinions on the CG of Steel, the tachyon energy, and the Air Ultralink/Air Elementor.