* SnarkBait: On such shows as ''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst'' and ''Podcast/HowDidThisGetMade''.
* SoBadItsGood
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The dinosaur suits in this movie are only slightly better than Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic's effort in ''Film/HowardTheDuck''. Which reflects badly on both ''this'' (considering it was made a year after ''Film/JurassicPark'') '''''and''''' ''Howard'' (considering not only it was made for a lower budget than that film but ILM's reputation as '''''the''''' definitive SFX powerhouse in Hollywood).
** At one point, the eyes on the Theodore suit stop working properly.
** Some of the puppets look downright ugly to look at. And some don't even look like they're ''moving''.
** As [[http://www.slashfilm.com/theodore-rex/ this interview]] mentions, there were constant problems with the mechanics behind the scenes as well. A combination of the controls being broken, coupled with the cold weather during filming meant that the animatronics didn't work as well as expected. And it shows.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: The villain's motivations. So, the best way to fix a CrapsackWorld is to cause an event that will kill millions, if not billions, and create an even bigger CrapsackWorld?
* UncannyValley: Some of the puppets invoke this, most often unintentionally. Not helped by the quality of the the animatronics.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: It's really hard to tell just what audience this movie would have been shooting for, especially if it had made it to theaters. Theo's [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly cute love of milk and cookies]] seems to keep it well within the realm of kiddie movies -- and then you get a scene that's [[MoodWhiplash as violent as any given cheap sci-fi B-movie]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: There aren't enough drugs in the world to explain this one.
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency:
** This is not one of Whoopi Goldberg's better movie choices.
** ''[[{{Film/Shaft}} Richard Roundtree]]''? What are you doing here?!