ROCK OF AGES

Do I recommend it?  No.  Was it as terrible as I expected?  No.

Surprisingly, that’s because of some of the grown up actors in the film, even Tom Cruise.  I have a hard time watching him in films since the couch performance and declarations of undying love on Oprah years ago, but his dissipated rocker character in this film is weird enough to make him watchable.

Not much plot, even less character development, and most of the music never made it to my iPod.

Rock of Ages falls somewhere between Rock ‘n’ Roll High School and Across the Universe, but it lacks the low-budget edginess of the former and the conceptualization and craft of the latter.

Seeing this film reminded me how much I appreciate Across the Universe.

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