Remember those days back in the late 80s when rock was amazing and we had wicked guitar solos, amazing vocals and kick as drums blasting out your stereo speakers? No! You really don’t know what you missed out on
Rock of Ages – Blazing Minds Film Review
Rock of ages tells the story of a small town girl, Sherrie (Julianne Hough), who travels to the Sunset Strip to pursue her Hollywood dreams, there she meets Drew (Diego Boneta) and start work in a local Rock hangout, the Bourbon Room. With a collection of amazing 80s songs from Def Leppard, Whitesnake and many more. Add to this, the ageing rock go that is Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) with his rather bizarre and spaced out attitude and the film all comes together.
The story is based around the Bourbon Room and this is where a lot of the musical set pieces are set and done extremely well, I do have to admit that been a fan of the genre, I did catch myself many times singing along to the songs in the movie and the majority of the are extremely well known, but all do in a musical style way.
Whilst you do get some stellar performances from the likes of Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, you have to admire Tom Cruise for being able to play the falling rock god, Stacee Jaxx, with his buffed body and tattoos, it’s a long way from Mission Impossible, you also get Russell Brand as Lonny, though for me, I think he seemed very calm to what he’s been in other movies.
The relationship of all the characters is nicely done, but the whole appeal of Rock of Ages has to be the music and the set pieces that make them shine.
I’m not overly sure that Rock of Ages is going to be a massive hit with the film going audiences of today, let’s face it, with all the Sci-Fi and horror that going around at the moment, is this the sort of film that going to pull the public in to the screens to watch a modern day musical!
For me personally, I thoroughly enjoyed Rock of Ages, the overall performance aren’t something to scream and shout about and the film can be a little cheesy, but it’s fun and that’s what you want in a film these days, forget the blood and gore, maybe it’s time to get down and rock out to something a little different for a change.
Overall Thoughts For Rock of Ages
If you love 80s Rock then this is certainly going to be the film for you, it’s probably going to appeal more to those of us that were in our teens through the 80s that can remember those rock Gods and crazy guys with long perms!
It’s fun, it’ll get you singing to the songs and it’s something different for a change.