At the movies: Rock of Ages
When I first saw the trailer for Rock of Ages, I was curious until I saw they had cast Tom Cruise as the aging rock star. I am not a fan of his and felt like it was poor casting. After seeing buzz on Twitter that he was great in the role and actually stole the show, I talked a friend of mine into seeing the movie with me. I’ll admit that Cruise was better than I expected and was probably good but I wouldn’t classify his performance as great.
That doesn’t mean I regret seeing the movie – I thought it was cute and fun, even if it was predictable and cheesy at times. It’s the story of two young people who travel to Hollywood to try to make it in the rock scene. In the meantime, the mayor’s wife is trying to close down the city’s premier rock club. Think of it as the Mama Mia of 80′s Rock – the plot’s not terrific but the music sure is fun!
I didn’t think the acting was particularly stellar in the movie, but the song and dance numbers were terrific and had me dancing in my seat. This movie would be perfect to see on a rainy day at the beach.