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    Flickedup.com : 'Rock of Ages' is not one for the ages

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Mrsoundbite says it was interesting to see Tom Cruise make fun of himself, and he believes 'Rock of Ages' will either be a hit or a flop based on its tongue and cheek nature. He gives the movie a 3 out of 5 rating.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    The rock and roll of the 1980's is in the spotlight this week and, like a lot of rock from that decade, despite the a bunch of A-list actors, it doesn't rock.

    Boy meets girl, they rock each other's world, and its all done to the rock scene of the 1980's in LA in…Rock of Ages.

    This rags-to-riches rock 'n' roll musical is set in mostly in a music club on Sunset Strip. A lot of the entertainment, with some energetic musical numbers; includes several big names (Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin)…The two leads are Diego Boneta, as a bartender , and Julianne Hough, as a naive kid just off the bus from the Midwest prove that they too can sing covers of 1980s rock classics.

    Basically the film is a set of songs linked together by a very week story line (so as not to fool you into thinking your are watching a large-scale cover band concert. Honestly, not a good movie but I think it will be a crowd-pleaser. The broadway musical is better but still, seeing Tom Cruise make fun of himself, is priceless.

    The movie is so silly and so dumb you should check it out just tongue and cheek of it all. The supporting cast also includes Cahterine Zeta-Jones and Paul Giamatti, great actor who don't have a problem hamming it up.
    Despite the lack of REAL rock the flick-o-meter gives Rock of Ages a three out of five.
    What you see is what you get…its either going to do very well at the box office or be a total flop.
    In my opinion you could get more entertainment out of two hours of karaoke…just saying.

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