Mitch is the maiden: he's innocent and responsible for initial inspiration. Chris is the mother: he creates things and plays a nurturing role. Lazlo is the crone: mystical and vaguely disgusting. Also, they seem to be in some sense the same person: note Chris's comment to Mitch that "I used to be you," as well as the way Sherry confuses Mitch and Lazlo.
- Now that there is a Spear Counterpart to The Hecate Sisters, this looks like an excellent catch; The Three Faces of Adam are, in order of age, Mitch is the Hunter (Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life), Chris is the Lord (The Ace ready for anything, and eager to handle it), and Lazlo is the Prophet (Mentor Archetype).
- If you recall, Ick had shown off genetically engineered jumbo cherries earlier in the film. Not too much of a stretch to believe that he came up with a super breed of popcorn and maybe worked with Jordan to make the optimal giant Jiffy Pop tin.
- Concurrently, upon learning about Hathaway's aversion to popcorn, Chris had Ick create a super breed of popcorn for use in a (possible) small scale prank, and later decided to one-up the prank upon learning of Hathaway's treachery.
- That giant foil container the popcorn burst out of probably took some careful engineering to design, too. Rather than just a pan and cover, it would've made sense to incorporate multiple sheets of heat-resistant material to conduct the laser's thermal energy output evenly through the interior, ensuring they'd get an even distribution of heat rather than just a layer of burned kernels on the bottom and along the laser's immediate trajectory.
As for Chris, Mitch, and company: at worst they get a slap on the wrist for breaking into Hathaway's house (or not, considering Hathaway wouldn't be able to prove that they were at fault, despite knowing it was them). Kent becomes a more spiritual person and mellows out, thanks to his encounter with "Jesus." Chris graduates with Dr. Meredith's blessing and gets the Darlington job; Mitch graduates a few years later.
Hathaway is just about the only person who doesn't get a happy ending. He doesn't have a house, and the government audits him for the money that was spent on the laser project (which, if you recall, he instead embezzled to fix up his house). He probably will also be brought before a board at Pacific Tech, and will lose his tenure and his job.
- Not quite the only person. Don't forget poor liberated/liquidated George.