YMMV / The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Why does Dr. Moreau torture his creations when they get out of line? Is it because he wants to make them more human... or is it because he fears them and what they might do to him?
  • Nightmare Fuel: The gory ending of the 1977 adaptation.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • Snark Bait: The 1996 version. For starters, the dwarf that inspired characters in Austin Powers and South Park, and then there's Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson listing it among the funniest bad movies ever.
  • Values Dissonance: As time goes on and sensibilities change the actions of the three main characters comes off as obnoxiously Imperialist. They never consider treating the Beast Men as anything other than subhuman creatures to be ordered around and abused. Even Prendick who is new to the island and had no involvement in their creation, even when Dr. Moreau is killed and he suddenly becomes outnumbered, does not consider establishing a rapport with the semi-intelligent creatures and instead tries to set Moreau up as a god to keep them in line.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: As bad as the 1996 movie is, at least Stan Winston's make-up for the hybrids is impressive.