- Anvilicious: The film's view of revenge is blatantly one-sided to the point of being cliché and fails to consider that sometimes, it's justified.
- Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: That being said, not wasting your life hell-bent on revenge to the exclusion of everything else all for a loved one who wouldn't appreciate you sinking to such depths, is a pretty good point to make.
- Awesome Music: The use of HIM's "The Sacrament" as the ending theme.
- Complete Monster: The ruthless Roman general Marcus Octavius earns Colin MacLeod's eternal enmity by massacring his people and crucifying Colin's wife Moya to see their home destroyed. With Rome's fall, Marcus vows to recreate it anew in his hunger for a world of order and beauty, working for countless evil forces throughout history including the Nazis themselves. When he takes over a future New York, Marcus unleashes a virus with an 80 percent kill rate to keep the population in line, and when they resist his rule with Colin, opts for some "creative brutality" in sending his forces to decimate the remaining population while planning on unleashing an even deadlier strain of the virus to kill every living thing in New York before he finally takes Colin's head.
- Iron Woobie /Jerkass Woobie: Colin.
- Surprisingly Improved Sequel: While not a sequel per se, most people agree that this film is better than anything that came before (or after), with the exception of the 1986 original and the TV series.
- A lot of this comes from just how loyal it is to the rules of the series. Everything from how one becomes an Immortal, to The Buzz when they near another, to rules like holy ground being sacred and only one to a fight, are all strictly honored by the filmmakers. Not to mention the animated medium really showing just how far removed from mortals Immortals are for the very first time.
- Spiritual Successor: A better animated format of the Highlander franchise than Highlander: The Animated Series.
YMMV / Highlander: The Search for Vengeance