- Alternate Character Interpretation: Is Billy a Psycho for Hire using the death of Tunstall to indulge in a bunch of barely-justified ultraviolence or is he motivated by a Roaring Rampage of Revenge for someone who saved him from the noose?
- Moral Event Horizon: Murphy has two of these with the first being that he's keeping Yen Sun as a Sex Slave for her family ruining some of his shirts. The second is when Chavez describes the massacre of his people via Murphy starving them with rotted meat followed by sicking the US army on them. By contrast, killing Tunstall is almost quaint.
- Narm Charm: Almost every line in the two slow-motion segments.
- Sampled Up: Casey Siemaszko's "you can't be any geek off the street, gotta be handy with the steel, earn your keep" lines are much more recognizable from the '90s rap hit "Regulate" than from this movie.
YMMV / Young Guns