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Rock of Ages

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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:09 AM
This is one messed up movie, but really great if this is your kind of thing.

My wife and I first went to the stage show, when it was touring.
80's rock, lots of skin-showing dancers, and a decent story made us even go see it again the next night.

So, when we heard they were making a movie version, we were waiting for it.

I have to say upfront, I hate Tom Cruise. That said, there are certain roles, where he knocks it out of the park (Interview with a Vampire, Knight & Day, etc.).

This is definitely one of those roles.

And relative newcomer Julianne Hough (she was in Footloose, a regular pro on Dancing With the Stars, and a not unknown Country artist, along with being Ryan Seacrest's girlfriend), is a total knockout in this. She is simply gorgeous, and no doubt after this, she'll become one hot Hollywood property.

Russel Brand and Alec Baldwin were great as the co-owners of Bourbon Club...

Another real treat is to scan the background crowds for other celebrities (especially 80's musicians like Air Supply and Debbie Gibson...though I've got to get the DVD eventually, and look for more).

If nothing else, the music numbers are damn good (and yes, Tom Cruise is actually a good singer, believe it or not, and that is him). To be 50 and pull that Can't stand him or his "religion", but he pulled this part off, so props there.

Another cameo is Constantine (American Idol, and also played the lead in the stage show of Rock of Ages). I'm glad they could work him into the film (as he should have been the lead for the movie too). Still though, the new lead was good.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:14 AM
If only I could sit through a musical movie without wanting to tear off my ears.
My girlfriend keeps trying to make me go see this... she is dreaming.

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:23 AM
reply to post by homeslice

Well, at least there are smoking hot women to look at...

posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 10:10 AM
I'm not the musical type either but growing up in the 80's made this movie seem very intriguing. My wife LOVES the 80's music so I told her we should go to this sometime. I'm not a huge Tom Cruise fan either but like you said certain roles he nails it. Looking forward to it and I'm glad you have good a review!

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 01:15 PM
Thought I would just throw in my review of the movie. My wife and I went on Friday. Sure the movies story line was not good but god damn it was it ever entertaining. I really enjoyed it and if you like the 80's you'll enjoy it too.

posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 02:39 PM
Ive tried to forget the 80's... and here they go and make a movie about it.
On a serious note, the hubby and I will be seeing this and Ill give you all my grumpy opinion on the show. He is a hair band lover.. pity me.

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