- Narm: Goku's face shrinking when his power grows can come off as this.
- Nightmare Fuel: The Big Gete Star is an incredibly frightening planet destroyer, and the fact that someone as vile as Cooler is in charge of such a monstrosity makes it an incredibly intimidating force of science gone wrong.
- Sequelitis: Return of Cooler is considered to be a much weaker follow-up to Cooler's Revenge. It is usually seen as one of the worst DBZ films, due to poor animation, a weak plot, and tossing Cooler the Villain Ball. Meta-Cooler is also considered one of the lazier villain designs, especially after the great design of Cooler's fifth form - which Meta-Cooler inexplicably never uses, and might not have access to - was what earned him a ton of popularity.
YMMV / Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler