YMMV / The Final

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Ravi appears to be the Token Good Teammate of the outcasts. Namely, he frees Kurtis after not wanting him to witness the torture. Would he have taken pity on Bridget later, too, after she apologised? Or would he have allowed Emily to mutilate and disfigure her? He's killed before he can do anything else, so the whole thing is up for debate.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Bridget turning down the offer of safety, which required her to torture someone else in order to get it. Too bad the person she refused to torture didn't return the favor.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Bridget, the member of the Girl Posse who apologises for her actions and ultimately refuses to mutilate Bradley to save herself. Whitney Hoy was noted to be one of the stand-outs of the cast.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Barring Dane, all of the outcasts (Andy, Ravi, Emily, and Jack).
  • Love It or Hate It: The movie is seen as inspirational to those who want to see the bullies receive their gruesome comeuppances, while others find it to be cliched, flawed, and sending a rather screwed-up message about dealing with bullies.
  • Moral Event Horizon: So much of this movie could be considered crossing this particular line, but in particular, Bradley accepting the offer to torture Bridget in exchange for his own safety, right after Bridget was offered safety in exchange for torturing him and outright refused to do so.
    • Dane crosses it pretty early on, murdering Ravi in cold blood when Ravi allows Kurtis, the one person in the group who was truly their friend, to go free.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Watch the milk-throwing scene in the cafeteria. Notably, Bridget has an uncomfortable look on her face, foreshadowing that she will apologise and attempt to make amends.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Some viewers will try to pick a side, exclusively either with the bullies or the outcasts. It's a Gray and Gray Morality, with only the likes of Kurtis and possibly Bridget and Ravi being close to heroic.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The anti-bullying anvil is anything but subtle, but it's a lesson that should be taught. Another lesser taught one; a bully is not always a stock villain. They can show remorse and apologise for their actions.
  • Trapped by Mountain Lions: Kurtis spending most of the movie strapped to some redneck's chair — for no reason other than to prevent him going Big Damn Heroes on the party sooner.
  • Uncanny Valley: Emily, especially when masked.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The movie, in particular, paints the outcasts in a rather antagonistic light and makes them come off more monstrous than the bullies they're torturing. It's rather subtly saying that anyone who is a victim of bullying will become a sociopath.