One Minute Movie Review: ‘Rock of Ages’
June 15, 2012 by cd
“Rock of Ages” is a star-studded big-budget musical romp.
ROCK OF AGES
Main Cast: Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Tom Cruise
Supporting Cast: Bryan Cranston, Dan Finnerty, Erica Frene
Director: Adam Shankman
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Released by: Warner Bros.
MTRCB Rating: R-13
Synopsis: 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. –Warner Bros
The Positive: Catherine Zeta-Jones’ infectious presence is a testament that she’s an Oscar-winning performer. Tom Cruise, on the other hand, is irresistible. The individual efforts by the cast make this musical watchable and entertaining.
The Negative: I was expecting Shankman to surpass his “Hairspray” glory but he didn’t. Nevertheless, the film is nostalgic with a feel-good ending.
STARMOMETER SCORE: 7/10
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