YMMV: This Means War!

  • Cross the Line Twice: Tuck, the highly-trained assassin, playing paintball against a bunch of increasingly terrified kids. At one point, we just see a whole bunch of crying kids in paintball gear huddled together in a bunker hoping he doesn't find them.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: FDR replacing the proper "family" that Tuck hired with sleazy actors who are paid to humiliate him comes across as very harsh, especially in light of the fact that A) Tuck has no family of his own (except his son, Joe, who doesn't really like him all that much), and B) he had considered himself part of FDR's family until the previous scene where FDR accidentally implied that he doesn't think of Tuck as part of his 'real' family note .
    • Lauren's friend tells her that she could 'pretend to be her' and sleep with both FDR and Tuck. There's a name for that, and it's 'rape by deception'.
  • Fan Nickname: "Spy Vs Spy: The Movie"
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Not the first time a Chris Pine character has been associated with The Beastie Boys song, "Sabotage".
  • Hollywood Homely, Trish, described by FDR as an "old man".
    • Tuck is supposed to be the plain one of the duo.
  • Ho Yay: The guys are both clearly straight, but some fangirls would argue that they are really in love with each other and jealous that Lauren is taking the other guy away. Even Roger Ebert thinks they're gay.
    • To the point where they actually filmed an alternate ending with Tuck in FDR's arms.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Great argument can be made that most people just want to see Chris Pine and Tom Hardy together in one movie, regardless of the why. Still, some women do like Reese Witherspoon a lot.
  • What an Idiot: The bullying dad at Tuck's son's karate class. Clearly, he must have been blind because Tuck is solid muscle and loves his son dearly—two deadly combinations. Of course, when Tuck is first shown visiting the karate class, he's wearing a thick jacket (which is hiding his muscles) and the man was nearly two heads taller than him, so he probably didn't expect him to, you know, be a badass spy who can and will lay him out flat if he needed to.