I know I haven’t posted in a while and for that, I apologize; life gets complicated. But since my weekend anthem is a track from this film (Shadows of the Night/ Harden my Heart), I decided to do a small review about it.
Rock of Ages is a musical set in the late 80’s in L.A. which follows the story of artists, reporters, people who live and breathe rock and people who wish to bury it, and the story of a dreamer, Sherrie, who travels to California in the search of… All of these stories intertwine to tell us a story filled with good music and crazy adventures.
Director: Adam Shankman
Actors of Interest: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Watch when… this is a must watch for everyone who loves musicals. Definitely watch this when you’re in that 80’s groovy mood, when you dream about love, when you’re heartbroken, or when you simply wanna rock out to some good tunes. While some adults do enjoy the film, the main audience is young teens or young adults. But, WATCH THE EXTENDED VERSION! (good music coming up ahead)
Opinion: The first time I watched this film, I fell into the hole of people who strongly criticized this film for being too crazy and too sexual. I really didn’t get it. After re-watching it, I fell in love with it! I always say that I should have been born in the 80’s for I love the music and the fashion and the movies from that time period. This movie really captured the essence of what it was to live in the 80’s L.A. The actors in the movie really portrayed the stereotype that they resemble in the film (the artist, the dreamer, the religious, etc.). The music… this is just exquisite! It is fantastic how they combined great hits from the 80’s, mashed them up, and created great songs. Obviously some songs are better original but others have a modern ring to it that ticks off in your ears and makes you hum them every now and then. Of course, it isn’t a film for everyone for I don’t deny that it is highly sexual and the plot isn’t as strong but they created such a great masterpiece, and it truly was the reality that most people lived when they came to L.A. looking for fame, that the movie deserves to be watched and given the chance.
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