* CriticalDissonance: Though fans of the movie are quick to admit it's hardly a contender for the best movie of all time, it certainly didn't deserve the amount of panning certain reviewers gave it. Except for Creator/RogerEbert, who gave it three out of four stars.
** The critics ''hated'' the sequel, but it made back its budget on opening weekend and has a [=CinemaScore=] of B-.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: "Happy birthday, Amy!" Especially the dedication.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The pounding classic rock songs used when Paul rocks out in the arcade, and later when he changes clothes.
* FirstInstallmentWins: Even though the first movie isn't usually considered a classic, most critics and viewers find it to be a stronger film than the sequel.
* MemeticMutation: Photoshopping the movie cover [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/paul-blart-mall-cop to say incredibly silly things.]]
* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'' was given a lambasting by critics. Website/RottenTomatoes show a 6% fresh (94% rotten) from 49 reviews, with only three fresh reviews.
* SoOkayItsAverage: One of the main criticisms directed at the film.
* TearJerker: The dating site scene, while played for laughs, underscores how desperately lonely Blart is.
* TheWoobie: Blart has elements of this in some scenes, especially the dating website scenes. He becomes much worse in the sequel due to Amy dumping him after six days and his mother dying after being hit by a milk truck. So basically, besides his daughter, he lost pretty much all he had from the first film.