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.

Trailer Of ‘Rock of Ages’ Released

The new trailer for Tom Cruise starrer ‘Rock of Ages’ was released with a bang. Set in the 80s this film depicts Tom Cruise as a pop sensation who ruled that period.

Directed by Adam Shankman, the film is a journey of two young singers in Los Angeles who want to make it big. The story is written by Justin Theroux the star cast is quite impressive which includes names like Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand.