YMMV / Rock of Ages

The Video Game

The Musical/The Film
  • Awesome Music: One may be tempted to say, all of it, but the Crowning Music of Awesome among the Awesome Music has to be "Don't Stop Believing", in reality by Journey, In-Universe by Drew and Sherrie, which leaves Stacee Jaxx speechless upon hearing it for the first time and has him cover it after reuniting with Arsenal.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Lonnie and Dennis have a love song but that aspect of the relationship is pretty much not mentioned ever again. It's a jukebox musical, but still.
    • Which gets blown out to the point where the two of them become a couple in the movie. Read that again: two guys played by Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin becoming a couple.
  • Cliché Storm
  • Ho Yay: Between Lonny and Dennis. They end up together through a duet of "Can't Fight This Feeling".
  • Narm: Tom Cruise singing "I Wanna Know What Love Is" into Malin Akerman's butt.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The Rolling Stone employee in the movie.
  • Strawman Has a Point: The movie seems to spent 25 percent of its running time mocking Patricia Whitmore and the other 75 percent showing why she has good reason to oppose the Sunset Strip rock subculture.
    • Only Jaxx really confirmed her views - and growing out of that kind of attitude was the whole point of his Character Development in the movie.