Movie Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ (**Two Star)

 (By Savneet Kachru)This week’s movie release ‘Rock of Ages’ takes you back into the 80s when life revolved around drums, guitars and people followed pop culture like religion. It was a period when the world witnessed some of the greatest artists who walked this planet.

Directed by Adam Shankman ‘Rock of Ages’ is journey back into those good old days. It could have been an epic film had the director not lost his sight from the script and certain other areas. The movie begins with Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) who arrives in Los Angeles from Oklahoma with a dream to make big.

She falls in love with Drew (Diego Boneta) who shares her passion for music and big dreams. They join hands and try to make inroads in the music industry. They meet  Dennis Dipree (Baldwin in a grungy look) and his aide Lonny (Russell Brand) who own a club called the ‘Bourbon Room’. This club goes through rough weather and  certain vested interests run a  campaign against it.

‘Bourbon Room’ could be saved only by someone like Stacey Jaxx (Tom Cruise) who is a megastar in the music industry. Highly unreliable and volatile in nature Jaxx join hands with Sherrie and Drew. They script a new success story together.

Storyline is interesting but a weak screenplay takes a toll on overall impact of the movie. The strength of the movie is its wonderful star-cast which supports the movie. Tom Cruise delivers a stunning performance in his role of maverick music maestro. It is a film only for die hard Tom Cruise fans and people who want to relive those days back in 1980s.

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