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Adaptation Displacement: The movie is loosely based on little known book by Sol Yurick. In fact, it's more faithful to Xenophon's Anabasis than Yurick's modernized (and deconstructed) version.
Anti-Climax Boss: Luther. In the film and in the game.
Base Breaker: With no pun intended, the Baseball Furies. Some viewers think they're awesome; others wonder what the filmmakers were thinking.
Critical Dissonance: When it came out, the movie was roasted by critics, who lambasted it as a mindless, plotless, absurdly unrealistic violent schlockfest. However, it attracted considerable popularity, largely for being a mindless, plotless, absurdly unrealistic violent shlockfest.
Crowning Music of Awesome: "Last Of An Ancient Breed" by Desmond Child is a powerful song complete with an appropriate Title Drop.
"In The City" by Joe Walsh, while it sounds relaxing, sums up Swan's attitude at the end of the movie perfectly.
Arnold McCuller's version of "Nowhere To Run" is timed nicely as a threat to the Warriors.
Cult Classic: The film was popular in its day, especially due to the controversy it created, but has found a second wind as a campy, violent cult classic.
Hilarious in Hindsight: The main fight is Warriors vs. Rogues. What, the Warlocks and Clerics couldn't show?
I Am Not Shazam: In the original Sol Yurick novel, the main gang was actually called the Dominators. The film avoided this trope by renaming them "the Warriors."
Memetic Mutation: Cyrus's rallying cry of "Can you dig it?" and Luther's taunt, "Warriors, come out to play!" pop up all over the place.
The poster on the main page.
"Shit the chicks are packed!!! THE CHICKS ARE PACKED!!!"
Narm: Cleon's death. Getting mauled to death by a gang? Horrific. Being surrounded and attacked with synchronized elbows? Pretty hilarious.
One-Scene Wonder: Cyrus.
Nightmare Fuel: Chatterbox (and his art gallery) are creepy as fuck.
The entire Baseball Furies mission. Being chased by ruthless gang members with baseball bats and face paint would freak anyone out.
No Problem with Licensed Games: Among fans of the film, and even gamers in general, this is a much beloved adaptation of the film.
Unwinnable by Mistake: Taking too long on the final battle with Luther will result in your AI controlled team mates throwing all the available debris, meaning you can't use it yourself.