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YMMV / Nacho Libre

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  • Acceptable Religious Targets:
    • Esqueleto could be considered a combination between a Hollywood Atheist and a Strawman pseudo-scientist.
    • The Catholic monks may be a minor example. They are all depicted as strict, pompous and ill-tempered, with only Sister Encarnación being depicted as loving and open.
  • Acceptable Targets: Many of the wrestlers play this up as part of their personas.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: A bit regarding Ramses. Is he really the Jerkass we see as a result of his own wants or his persona, or is he a man who's sick of his constant fame and pampering. Notice how he pointedly ignores any praise he gets, and only directly antagonizes people after they refer to him as number one.
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  • Awesome Music: The soundtrack's epic remix of Mr. Loco's obscure 70s hit "Hombre Religioso (Religious Man)," which adds a gorgeous orchestral accompaniment to the original recording.
  • Critical Dissonance: The film received mostly mixed reviews from critics but was more warmly received by audiences, especially from fans of Professional Wrestling and lucha libre.
  • Ear Worm: The opening song, which also replays during Nacho's match with Ramses. Just listen.
  • Fake Nationality: Handwaved involving Jack Black as Nacho. "My mother was a Scandinavian Lutheran minister, my father a Mexican deacon. They both tried to convert each other."
    • "When you are a man... sometimes you wear stretchy pants... in your room. ... Is for fun."
    • Those eggs were a lie, Steven. A LIE!
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: The vast majority of the YouTube videos for the film originate from Mexico. This is probably to be expected, considering the source material.

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