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.
YMMV: On Deadly Ground
Anvilicious: The villain is so mean he can't even stand the smell of caribou to film one commercial.
Alternative Character Interpretation: Forrest comes off several times in the film as a psychopath. What Jennings is trying to do is wrong, but Forrest basically commits eco-terrorism on a grand scale, murdering several people in the facility, including people who are unarmed and unable to defend themselves. When told they have enough evidence to go to the police and stop the oil rig from beginning operation legally, Forrest blows off this option and simply blows the rig up. Which, when you think about it, would also have some pretty devastating effects on the environment Forrest was sworn to protect.
Black Hole Sue: Forrest is an arguable example. No matter what happens, the crowd seems to always be on his side. An example of this is during the conference when Jennings lists Forrest as part of the sabotage conspirators, you can hear someone yell out "Bullshit," despite having no reason at all to do so! Not to mention, Masu's perfectly reasonable idea to go to the press with Aegis' dealings instead of confronting Jennings is immediately shot down.
Harsher in Hindsight: Blowing up the oil rig becomes a lot harder to watch after the Gulf Oil Spill.
Jump the Shark: Seagal's career was never the same after this movie flopped.
Moral Event Horizon: Macgruder after Hugh's torture and even MORESO after the Inuit village raid.
The frequent offscreen voices shouting their support for Forrest and/or dislike for the villains, which were obviously added in post-production because Seagal needed his ego stroked even more.
Nightmare Fuel: Hugh's torture scene. An old man is bound to a chair and his fingers broken with a whale bone and later a pipe cutter is used on him. Part of this scene, according to Film Brain, is cut from the UK release, and when he says that the scene is better trimmed, he's right, since enough of the scene played out still gives us what we need to hate the characters.
Well, seeing as Ermey's death in this film involves him basically walking up behind Seagal's character and allowing Seagal to get within arms reach of his shotgun...yeah. R. Lee Ermey, a former Army Marine Corp sergeant, didn't take a clear shot right at Seagal's back.
Meanwhile, they brought in John C. McGinley pre-Scrubs to play...a psychotic torture expert?