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.
  • 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 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.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Some viewers believed that Elliot was too obnoxious in the first film, mostly due to his needlessly careless actions towards Boog. However, in the sequel, he begins to have a personality change of sorts and becomes far less intolerable for those disliked him in the first film. This is subverted, however, in Scared Silly (particularly due to being mostly on course with the first film more than the others).
  • 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.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Several fans tend tend to ignore the sequels mostly because Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher didn't return for any of them.