The movie as a whole is supposed to be a drama, but it's so bad that you'll laugh hard.
- "Hell, it could even be... *jarring music* OUR FRIENDLY BARTENDER!" *cue Ker's blank surprise*
- What's more, The Reveal relies on knowing that the bartender was helping Ker bring down Terl because the latter was about to ruin the reputation of the bartender and his family For the Evulz. Unfortunately, that bit of info was only in a scene deleted from the DVD Special Edition, which instead makes it look like the bartender decides to betray Terl as revenge for not paying for his drinks.
- The absurdly overwrought scene where Terl goes postal on a field of cows. A combination of awful Special Effects Failure, Terl's look of villainous focus, and the horrified expressions of the humans (they're just cows!) is golden.
- The line before said cow-shooting, "I graduated top marksman in my class and I can kill any one of you at over a thousand paces," comes across like the Insufferable Genius that we all know from school rather than a fearsome military commander.
- Even the gun Terl's using looks stupid, because the overly long handle makes it look huge in Terl's hands, like he's a child playing with a gun intended for a full-sized adult.
- A word of advice to directors attempting to shoot scenes of awful villainous cruelty - if you're trying to avoid making the scene overly gory, try using Bloodless Carnage or a Gory Discretion Shot, but not both.
- "Just because you can speak Psychlo, doesn't mean that you become one!"
- "That's right, WE don't, I do!"
- Hell, his high-pitched voice and weird* accent makes him hard to take seriously. Not to mention his sheer idiocy (shared with other Psychlos).
- Terl blowing off his right arm.Terl: Trust me, there's nothing I want more! *click* *BOOM*
- Terl captures a bunch of humans just to fix his office's ceiling. Really, Terl?
- The Psychlos' Sinister Surveillance systems are laughably ineffective. If the Incredibly Obvious Bugs are of no indication, they have a UAV that only takes photos and flying over the human miners occasionally instead of recording videos or circling around them. This makes Terl's following line laughable as a result: "I'll be watching you..."
- Pick any scene where Johnny yells "NO!"
- Johnny yells "We have enough problems without killing each other over food!", having just beaten the crap out of someone over food.
- "Five guards from the south, heavily armed and moving fast!" (cut to a group of Psychlos moving slowly)
- "What if they said we took this one chance... AND FOUGHT?!"
- The waitress in the Psychlo bar with the Overly Long Tongue."I'm gonna make you as happy as a baby Psychlo on a straight diet of Kerbango." *licks Terl*
- "We've decided to keep you here, for another 50 CYCLES! WITH ENDLESS OPTIONS FOR RENEWAL! WITH ENDLESS OPTIONS FOR RENEWAL! WITH ENDLESS OPTIONS FOR RENEWAL! TAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
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- Almost as bizarre is the way Zete ends the conversation, which produces an effect that tries to go for Mind Screw, but ends up making it sound like the DVD is skipping:
- The absurdly over-dramatic hose scene, which is basically just a full minute of the Psychlos spraying their captives with not-particularly-intense streams of water, but the slaves thrash around violently like they're being sprayed with sulfuric acid. The effect is less like oppressed people being abused by their cruel overlords, and more like a bunch of ill-trained dogs who hate taking baths. Why does this scene need to be here?
- The Psychlos thinking the dogs are the superior species.
- The fact that flight simulation computers and fighter jets still work perfectly after centuries of inactivity and that the humans manage to fly the jets with no problems after using the flight simulator for less than a day.
- Apparently, humanity has regressed so badly that they think fast food and automobiles are the stuff of legends, statues are immortals punished for falling in love with mortals, and mannequins are people punished for offending the gods.
- The humans' war cry consists of random screaming, wolf-howling, and what sounds like a really cheesy imitation of Native American chants.
- The Psychlos' extreme fondness for the word "leverage".