Maybe I’m just a grouch — well, okay, I am a grouch — but Rock of Ages leaves me with this overriding sense of unease. As in, “I’m uneasy about talented people and a major studio funneling efforts toward the fetishization of an unmissed era.” The second trailer (from Apple) only magnifies this by, say, three times, what with the bad music, bad covers, awkward dance numbers, stilted line readings, lame comedy — you get the idea. Even Tom Cruise, who looks to be having some fun, it’s probably not enough to save Rock of Ages from destruction.
Watch the trailer below:
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.
Also starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Ackerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston, and Alec Baldwin, Rock of Ages opens on June 15th.
Have you been convinced by previews for Rock of Ages?
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