I was late to the twitter party - what's new - so perhaps it is not so surprisingly that I didn't really get into the film either. The story has a few interwoven plot lines: boy meets girl, he becomes rock star, they fall out. Rock God Tom Cruise returns to his roots to play one last gig at failing venue run by old friends, Alec Baldwin and side kick Russell Brand. Crusading Mayor's wife plans hand bagging of venue to rid town of vice, and you can guess how it ends. And you'll just have to watch it all to find out. You'll have to, as I didn't: about half way through the film my son decided that he was tired...
I was hoping for The Rose 2. What I got was Glee meets Spinal Tap. It wasn't really for me, but lots of other partygoers enjoyed it:
Watch it with wine and a few friends. Laugh at Tom Cruise's tattoos, sing along to Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon and Twisted Sister, and switch off your inner critic and you should have an enjoyable evening!
The facts bit:
This film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language. It's available now on DVD.
Smiley and I both tried out the stuff to get us in the party mood:
|I don't think she was impressed!|
|Failed Jagger impression|
And a couple of stills I shot from the film..
|The Rock of Ages Vice Squad|
|The Rock of Ages Rock God|