I’m sitting on the fence with this one, it has some good moments and music and other questionable scenes. Well you decide if you’re up for a Rock Style musical. I believe there is a karaoke version that plays in cinemas.
Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more.
Well I gotta admit I was a little skeptical about a rock musical, to be honest I was more interested to see how Tom Cruise would pull off role of eccentric rocker Stacee Jaxx. But the movie isn’t totally about him, the story actually focuses on Sherrie and Drew.
It’s your typical small town girl and boy who want to make it as stars, move to Hollywood and hope to get spotted. Its a tried and tested plot so expect it to be predictable. At the same time, don’t worry too much about the plot but look out for the laughs. Seeing Tom Cruise act out as a rock star is pretty funny especially his pet monkey.
The show stealers for me were Russel Brand and Alec Baldwin. They provided some much needed laughs when the story was starting to get draggy. I won’t spoil it for you but expect these 2 to sing a duet that will keeping you laughing through the verses.
Overall it’s not too bad a film to catch if you’re bored and looking to kill time, the covers of the 80s tunes are well done but you will always draw reference to Glee, perhaps because they have done it before and to make matters worse, this movie covers “Don’t Stop Believing” which just makes you think Glee all over again.
Rating 2.5 out of 5 stars
Fans are gonna hate me but I don’t like Glee so I would choose this any day over Glee.
By Elliott Danker
Images courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures Singapore
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