Rock of Ages (The Movie)

There has been very little on TV this week, so Mike and I decided to rent Rock of Ages to see how it stood up to the musical.

Rock of Ages (from IMdB)
Rock of Ages (from IMdB)

Director: Adam Shankman

Stars: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, and Tom Cruise

Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Plot Summary: (from IMdB) Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it’s love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges.

Rating: SKIP IT! Go see the musical instead!

Where to start, where to start? Tom Cruise is officially creepy. Let me get that out. I hated him in the role of Stacee Jaxx. He didn’t look like a rock god, he looked like an aging old man. Find better roles Mr. Cruise. Let me also say that I hate Julianne Hough’s voice. Stick to dancing, you sound auto-tuned. The one good part of the movie, believe it or not, was Russell Brand as Lonny. Pretty sad when Russell Brand is the shining light of your movie.

You see, this is why I’m not a big fan of musicals being made into movies. In fact, I’m terrified to watch Les Misérables because I’m pretty sure they’ll destroy that one too. I think the only one I have ever liked the film adaptation of was Chicago, but I haven’t seen the musical, so I might actually end up hating the movie once I do. Definitely skip this one and see the musical instead!

Ratings Explanation:

  • Theater: This means the movie is awesome. Go see this movie in the theater – well worth the $100 you’ll spend for a night out to see it on the big screen!
  • On Demand: Since no one actually rents movies anymore, this category has changed to On Demand. This means it’s a great movie, but it is as good at home as it is in the theater and worth seeing a little sooner.
  • TV: This means the movie is ok. Wait for it to show up on HBO and see it for free.
  • Skip It: Movie sucks, don’t waste your time.

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