Rock of Ages – Review


I’m not quite sure how to describe Rock of Ages, it’s one of those films I can’t decide if I either love it or hate it.

The music score holds some of my favourite ever tunes but at times the cheese factor nearly ruins them for me.

It’s a traditional story, country girl dreams of moving to the city to become a rock singer. Falls in love, gets her heart broken and learns of the seedy side of big city life.

Thankfully like all good love stories there is a happy ending but not until we have the dodgy strip club scene and in my opinion an even dodger boy band scene.

Rock of Ages is just simply fun.

The vocal talent is amazing from the two young actors and even I confess Tom cruise wasn’t bad. Though for me Tom looks better in an navy uniform than with long hair and tattoos and that surprised me as I love tattooed men, long hair not so much.

The film is about love and the love of music. It has been done before and will be done again but for a fun night it, it is well worth a watch.

Not going to be one of my all time movies but has been a big hit with my teenager daughter, but I promise if she asks me one more time if I like a song I was rocking to before she was even thought of I may have to scream.

* I was given a copy of the DVD to review but all opinions are my own.

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