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  • Author's Saving Throw: One of the things most fans enjoy out of the film is that ALF got a happy ending since the downer ending to the original TV series was universally despised so much.
  • Broken Base: The Tanner family not being involved in the film at all and leaving their fate unresolved is something the fanbase is still ultimately undecided on. On the one hand, it makes sense that the Tanners wouldn't be allowed through a military base with their alien family member or on a cross-country road trip without being hunted down by the government, but since Rule of Funny always applied to the show before, some argue that they could've been written in somehow.
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  • Crosses the Line Twice: Dr. Warner's death was already comedic in a dark way. Then Alf continues to bring it up with the other doctors driving them mad and it just gets hilarious.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Martin Sheen playing an alien-hating, influential, war leader who's spending all his resources in hunting down a lovable alien becomes this when he would end up playing the Illusive Man, a character with these exact same characteristics, on the acclaimed Mass Effect series.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • Ed Begley Jr. as the ill-fated Dr. Warner.
    • Ray Walston as the motel manager ALF interacts with.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general reaction to the film since it was able to give a satisfying end for our favorite Alien Life Form, but some viewers thought that the comedy wasn't as strong as it was back on the old show.