Sound Off: Adam Shankman's 'Rock of Ages' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
June 15, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? From Broadway to Hollywood, the latest musical to hit the big screen is Rock of Ages, directed by the one-and-only Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Prop 8: The Musical). He rounds up quite an ensemble lead by Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Malin Akerman, Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones. So how is this rockin' 80's glam metal, hair band musical extravaganza? Is it better than the original Broadway version, or just another Hollywood musical? Does Cruise rock it? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Shankman's Rock of Ages.
Note: I have not personally been able to see Rock of Ages yet, but do plan on seeing it eventually. Instead, to open up the discussion, here's some starting thoughts on the movie from our own Ben Pearson's review from Filmonic: "As a film, Rock of Ages is a solid match with the music it repackages: earnest, bombastic, and unapologetically cheesy at every turn. Though the movie’s tagline promises 'nothin’ but a good time' and mostly delivers, you’ll likely encounter a few minutes of trouble in paradise (city). Until next time..."
What did you think of Shankman's Rock of Ages? Summer musical fun or a big, flashy mess? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!