YMMV / The Castle

  • Fridge Logic: Darryl's 'trophy cabinet' is his pool room, where all possessions of value go on shelves around the pool table itself. We see early on in the film that they do play pool in this room, it's not just for show. Now, when I've been playing pool, I've had to be very careful with the other end of my cue, and I've nearly been hit by other players once or twice, out of carelessness. It makes one wonder how many of the prized possessions got knocked off the shelves during pool games.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: At one point in the film, Daryl muses aloud that he now understands why Australian natives have fought so hard for their land since colonisation - presumably just in case anyone watching hadn't figured out the subtext yet.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Regardless of the conclusion of the film and Darryls beliefs, the developers are correct and would win in any real life court case (the criminal intimidation and threats are never brought up in court;) the principle in question is one of the fundamentals of English common law shared by Australia, America, and many other nations, and expansion of transit access like an airport terminal is a noncontroversial application. Without it, essential projects like transit, utilities, and disaster prevention and mitigation would be extremely hampered. Similarly, sentiment as an inherently subjective value is useless in law, or anyone could claim to love their house dearly, and only 10 million in cash could mitigate its loss.