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YMMV: The Man Who Saves the World
  • Awesome Music: Most of the score would have counted if it wasn't blatantly plagiarized.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: On first viewing, the entire film seems like a BLAM. On subsequent viewings, you can see what the filmmakers were trying to do, but those ogres (the ones who growl at the camera after the protagonists defeat the skeleton cavalry) still have nothing to do with anything.
    • Nor does a random guy jumping off the cliff in the scene after those two protagonists are captured for the first time.
  • Ear Worm: The Indiana Jones theme, of course, though it wouldn't really count here.
  • Fight Scene Failure: Basically the entire movie.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The main villain's face turned into that after the film 300 was released.
  • Ho Yay: The interaction between Murat and Ali when the latter dies. The chemistry between them is more apparent than the one between Murat and his love interest.
  • Most Annoying Sound: A whistle to which "no woman can resist".
    • And considering the sound effects and music cannot mix right, it will give you a headache!!
  • Narm: The entire movie, perhaps? This includes the monsters and robots that look like they should be in a children's show. And most particularly the training montage, linked to in the main page.
  • Sequelitis: The sequel is disliked for being faithless to the first film.
  • So Bad, It's Awesome: Some magazines, and even The Cinema Snob have quipped that this is still better than The Phantom Menace.
  • Snark Bait
  • Special Effects Failure: A LOT! (Excluding the pulled ones) In fact, best special effects (lasers, and even these weren't up par to standards) were made by scratching the very film itself. Oh the Irony.
    • The worst special effect by far in this movie would be when the Wizard gets chopped in half vertically. The split parts look like a cardboard cutout with seesaw patterns and showing the Wizard's face in half involved covering half of the camera, which fails by showing his entire unharmed nose.
    • In a related Turkish film, starring Tarkan (no, not the pop singer), an octopus puppet fails to fill with air, thus looking like a wet plastic bag in the sea.
    • Special mention should be made to the part where our hero fights a werewolf that is clearly stock footage lifted from another movie. (The Magic Sword) The scenery doesn't even match, and it's killed by the hero obviously stabbing at the camera while reaction shots are shown.

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