Quest for Camelot/YMMV

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Awesome Music: The soundtrack (particularly "The Prayer") has managed to outlive the movie it was created for. It doesn't help that most of the songs don't seem to particularly fit in with the overall narrative, and were added as an afterthought. Also, having singers like Celine Dion and The Corrs didn't hurt.
    • Along with "The Prayer", "On My Father's Wings", "I Stand Alone" and "Looking Through Your Eyes" were pretty great too, although not as well known.
    • "I Stand Alone" has gotten used in hundreds of AMVs on YouTube, since it can fit just about any character in any franchise.
    • If I Didn't Have You is one hell of an Ear Worm. Admit it.
  • Non Sequitur Scene: Every time some part of the terrain, water or the plants act alive. Mainly during Garret's song, but none of it is ever commented upon or addressed whatsoever. The forest in which this happens is supposed to be enchanted or something, but still you'd think it'd be worth a line of dialogue or two.
    • In the fine tradition of musical numbers falling into this trope, I present to you "If I Didn't Have You". It's like they asked themselves "How many useless pop culture references can we stuff in for a comic relief song?"
  • Cliché Storm
  • Covered Up: "The Prayer" is regularly covered as a serious classical-crossover piece with no connection given to the film.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Ruber has a fair number of fans who love him for his camp value and for punching a dragon in the face, while the Griffin and Bladebeak are either this or The Scrappy.
  • Ham and Cheese: The tediously shallow villain is slightly salvaged by Gary Oldman's hamtastic performance.
  • Narm: We still would've been able to take Kayley's escape sequence seriously, had it not been for this:

"I pray you'll be my eyes..."

  • human-weapon hybrids chase her on warthogs*

"... and watch her where she'll go..."

  • axe-headed chicken runs past*
    • "The ogre's butt..."
      • Non Sequitur? The scene was literal.
    • Big, scary Griffin opens his beak and out comes... Balki's voice. It's almost as bad as Topher Grace!Venom in Spider-Man 3.
    • Ruber's Song, which, as is noted below, is not exactly the best. It gets especially narmy when he says "Now watch me create MY MECHANICAL ARMY with pride," mainly due to the incredibly stupid looking dance he does, which looks kind of like "The Robot."
  • The Scrappy: The movie itself! Not only it hugely bombed, both financially and critically, but also it became a Berserk Button for the filmmakers, most of who hated to work on it. The music makers never refer to it either, even though the score and the songs got a better reception.
  • So Bad It's Good: In the eyes of some.
  • Tear Jerker: "Looking Through Your Eyes".
  • What the Hell, Casting Agency?: Balki from Perfect Strangers as a gryphon. Jaleel White as a comedic axe-chicken. (Well, OK, that sort of makes sense.) But most especially, as the two-headed dragon, Don Rickles and Eric Idle.