June 16, 2012
For a while Rock of Ages on Broadway was a guilty pleasure of ours. We saw it about 10 times over the course of 2 years. It's a funny and goofy play that doesn't take itself that seriously, they serve drinks in the seats, and it's a good time, but when it comes down to it, the play is about the singing.
The movie doesn't know what it wants to be. I can even accept that they deviated from the original Broadway storyline, but when it comes down to it, the movie is all over the place. The two lead characters are kind of bland, and the lead who plays Drew isn't the greatest of singers. They obviously didn't care. There's been much said about how somebody like Tom Cruise worked to improve his singing, but when it comes down it, do you really want to hear a mediocre singer singing away at Def Leppard? Some of the songs are serious, some try and be funny but the choreography sucks and the script is stupid.
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