Written June 15, 2012
Although it was obvious that there would be a lot of Rock songs in the movie it was a little unexpected to see a rock musical kind of flick. There were quite a few funny parts throughout the show creating a genuine laughter and scenes designed to be aluring to a healthy mix of a diverse audience. The cinematography was better than average and the show really rocked! Still even a good show as this one is not for everyone...the man next to me started to snore for a few minutes and eventually left before half the movie had shown.
Written June 18, 2012
One of my favorite movies of the year! The best of the summer movies. One of the funniest movies of the year too - got a lot of laughs. I was taping my foot and rock'in my head from the get go and quietly singing along- I wanted to sing out loud, but the crowd didn't go to hear me sing, so I just sang along to myself. Great songs, well sung and well performed. Loved seeing Tom Cruise get his rock on and bring some heart too! Julianne and Diego were wonderful- remind you of being young. Alex and Russel so fun. Kathryn made a fuddy duddy of role and made it sexy. And loved Mary J Blige's singing- sounded better than ever! Great casting and performances all around. A fun romp to great songs of rock. I enjoyed the story, hadn't seen on Broadway, but sure you'll love it whether you've seen the staged musical or not. A feel good movie.
Written January 24, 2015
I go to the movies to be entertained. Not educated or inspired. This move really entertained...Good job "Rock of Ages" team...and I am 68 years old...
Written June 18, 2012
Whatever you do, don't go into the theater expecting a "West Side Story" replacement. If you do, you're going to come out hating this film. If you want something light, fluffy, cheesy and requiring nothing more than the desire to be entertained, then this movie fits the bill. Tom Cruise looks as if he's really enjoying himself and, for once, you actually forget for a bit that he's Tom Cruise. It was a real treat and a surprise. I wasn't expecting much, but I definitely got more than I expected!
Written June 16, 2012
I wasn't sure if I wanted to see this movie, but I sure was surprised by the cast. The beginning was boring but once Alec and Tom came then it turned around. Alec did a great job of playing the bar manager. It was his lines, character, just Alec being Alec. He's just one of the actors that can play a wide range...Oh boy Tom cruise did a great job as well!....The way Tom played "Stacey Jaxx" was just something....He had the lines, costumes, and just really did a great job playing a singer of all the various ones combined!...There were just so many funny scenes.....I'm not a big fan of musicals, but Alec and Tom sure did a great job!....It was just so fun to hear the original versions in the background.....