YMMV / Open Season

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Ian is a Jerk Jock, vain, pushy and a bully. But on the other hand he isn't a coward and he does seem to be a pretty good leader of his herd. And Elliot is a loser and an idiot, and while we never find out what he did to be thrown out, it's pretty likely he did something.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Elliot. While some think he's amusing and charming in his own way, others find him outright obnoxious due to being the catalyst to all of Boog's issues in the first film. Though, the general consensus is that in the second and third film, he is much more tolerable for those who disliked him. However, in Scared Silly, the Hatedom seemed to be coming back, turning him back to his original intolerable self (for those to disliked him, at least).
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Boog and Elliot are the stars, but each film usually has a few side characters that stand out.
    • From the first film, McSquizzy the Braveheart-referencing squirrel and Buddy the cute blue porcupine.
    • From the second, Roger the mentally retarded cat.
    • Alistair from the third film might count, too.
  • First Installment Wins: The first movie is the only one you'll actually hear people admit they like.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The sequels were greenlit as a result of the film's massive success in Russia and even released theatrically over there.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mr. Weenie looks remarkably similar to another dachshund from an animated movie released a decade later.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: The third movie puts great focus on Boog and Ursa, as well as Elliot and Giselle's family, to the detriment of other plots and characters.
  • Sequelitis: The three DTV sequels were not as well-received as the original (especially Scared Silly).
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general reaction to the first film, and to a lesser extent the second.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: A PS2 game based on the first movie received only a 6/10 from IGN.
  • The Woobie: Boog from the 1st movie, suddenly removed from his home due to a misunderstanding and desperately trying to return.
    • Alistair the llama from the 3rd movie.