YMMV: Species

  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The Species films are mainly known for one thing: Natasha Hensridge taking her clothes off a lot.
  • Evil Is Sexy
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One of Sil's victims in the first was named John F. Carey. The 2004 Presidential candidate was John F. Kerry, who was a well-known senator at the time of the movie.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Many of the deaths are brutal (such as Sil ripping the spine of a woman), the alien transformations are as disgusting as the ones from Alien, and even the first movie's soundtrack contributes to a creepy atmosphere.
  • Paranoia Fuel: See Fan Disservice.
  • Sequelitis: First film is considered either OK or So Bad, It's Good. The following ones aren't so lucky.
  • Special Effect Failure: The aliens prosthetics in Species III are vastly inferior to what was seen in the two previous films. The Awakening has similarly bad effects, but for the most part it does a better job of working around them.
    • In the first film, the "mist" in the woods outside the hot tub guy's house is patchy, obviously from a smoke machine. Also the Conspicuous CGI in the final scenes (which H.R. Giger complained about, saying that unlike the animatronics they weren't worthy translations of his design).
  • Strawman Has a Point: In the first film, Xavier says they made her female assuming she'd be more docile - but they actually may have bought themselves more time, considering in the sequel we see first hand the damage an attractive male can do when he can have multiple partners at once.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: There's no denying Species II had some pretty awesome scenes.