- Award Snub: Many feel the film version was robbed of the Best Picture Oscar by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Many believe The Return of the King is the weakest of the Lord of the Rings movies and and it only won Best Picture because the previous two installments had also been nominated but had lost.
Clint Eastwood: We got Hobbitized.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Laurence Fishburne's casting as Whitey Powers became even funnier when it was revealed that he'd been cast as Perry White in Man of Steel.
- Jerkass Woobie: Jimmy.
- The Woobie: Dave and then some.
- Brendan. He's lost both his girlfriend and brother by the end of the story.