These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Rock
Awesome Music: Hans Zimmer's "A Grave Injustice", "Hummel Gets The Rockets", and "Shower Room Massacre".
Complete Monster: Captains Frye and Darrow attempt to extort money by threatening San Francisco with Deadly Gas. While their superiorAnti-VillainGeneral Hummel wants to distribute the money to families of soldiers whose deaths went unrecognized and without compensation, they only want it for themselves. When it becomes apparent Hummel is bluffing, they act swift to remove Hummel from command and eventually kill him while proceeding with the attack. Even when it becomes apparent they've lost, Frye and Darrow try to send a rocket at the city armed with poison gas to kill every civilian they possibly can and attempt to kill the 81 tourists they have locked in Alcatraz to ensure a lack of witnesses. Their whole motivation for this is as Darrow sums up himself: "I want my fucking money!"
The deadly poison is bright green and kept in glass balls the size of ping-pong balls. There's a reason for that related to their dispersal, but it's hard to take seriosuly something so gosh darn pretty.
"Seventy. Seventy thousand dead. A drop of VX hits the floor is lethal up to a hundred feet. One teaspoon of this shit detonated on the atmosphere will kill every living thing within an 8 block radius. Get the point?"
So Cool It's Awesome: As mentioned above, it's considered to be Michael Bay's best movie, and it even has Sean Connery in the movie, as well as getting a "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. There's something of a 'hey, it's that famously idiosyncratic actor' value as well - Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery both starring.
Play Call of Duty: Black Ops and substitute "Hummel" every time someone talks to "Hudson." The character (voiced by Ed Harris), is so close to Vietnam-era Hummel that it might as well be a prequel. It even includes a plot to attack the United States with horrible, face-melting green gas and a character named Mason learning the truth about the JFK Assassination. It's worth noting that Black Ops was released right after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which included several blatant homages to this movie. note The first part of the Gulag level, where Task Force 161 storms the Gulag by blowing open a wall in the shower room, is an almost exact recreation of the shower room shootout in Alcatraz; likewise, the climax of the Washington D.C. level, where Ramirez has to rush to the roof of the White House with flares to stop a squadron of fighter planes from bombing it, is a recreation of the climax of The Rock where Goodspeed does the same thing on the roof of Alcatraz.