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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful. Just awful., July 8, 2012
This review is from: Rock of Ages (DVD)
It started out pretty bad. But every time I thought, "Well, at least it can't get any worse," it managed to do just that. With the exception of Tom Cruise (sorry, but I can't stand the sight of him), I like most of the actors and actresses in this movie. However, there's a reason that most of the actors and actresses in this movie don't typically star in musicals -- they can't sing. I winced. I groaned. I put my head back on the seat and closed my eyes. I couldn't wait for the torture to end. Fortunately, my friend spilled a large soda all over herself, and we had to leave about twenty minutes before it ended.

Personally, I can't figure why they'd cast Tom Cruise in the lead role in the first place. Sebastian Bach or Jon Bon Jovi would have been better substitutes, IMO. Sebastian Bach had the lead (stage) role in, "Jesus Christ, Superstar" for a while and Jon Bon Jovi has acted as a secondary character in many films -- they both can sing, they're both pretty hot, and they both were part of the 80's rock music era. Tom Cruise? 80's rock star? Really? Ew.

I originally thought this would be like the movie, "Rock Star" with Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Anniston, which I kind of liked. I thought it would be a movie with a kick-a$$ soundtrack of original recordings as opposed to covers by people who can't sing. And EVEN IF the singing had been better, I still would have perceived the movie as a spoof, mocking the 80's music era. What can I say, except that it was my friend's turn to choose -- I wanted to see, "Brave."
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Initial post: Jul 8, 2012 9:19:43 AM PDT
babygirl says:
You are crazy!! it was a wonderful movie! if you dont like Tom Cruise then why did you go see it? booya

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2012 9:25:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 8, 2012 1:51:16 PM PDT
Here we go again...yet another troll who doesn't understand the concept of personal taste and opinion as it applies to the review system. Bugger off, babygirl.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012 11:49:34 AM PDT
She has a point. Why did you watch it if you knew Cruise was in it and can't stand to look at him. Valid question.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012 2:50:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 20, 2012 2:56:10 PM PDT
Read the last sentence of my review. Like him or hate him, I paid (wasted) good money, I've got every right to leave a negative review if I didn't like it. What part about the review system don't you people understand?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012 4:16:17 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 24, 2012 7:30:39 PM PDT
You didn't miss anything I endured the last 20 minutes for you. Here are the highlights. The crowd outside The Bourbon was filled with 80's rockers. They didn't do anything, and if you don't know what they looked like young, it would be impossible to recognize them old. I think (according to the credits) Jennifer Aniston's boy toy Junstin Thereaux wrote this tripe. I wanted to see "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Oh yeah, and predictably the couple gets back together. Now you never have to lose sleep thinking, "Did it end happy?" lol

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012 2:42:28 PM PDT
@home school mom, when I got the notification email of an additional comment on my review, I thought I'd be doing battle with yet another president-of-their-local-chapter of the Tom Cruise, "Tiger Beat" fan club (troll); so, I was pleasantly surprised at your post, and thank you. Yes, I kind of figured that it would end in such a way -- the important thing is that it DID, finally, END, lol.

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 6:28:49 PM PDT
what i can't under stand is why this product has 37 reviews when it's not even out on DVD yet. okay so you saw it in theaters this is not a theater production so why are people commenting on something they don't even own yet? WTF?

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 5:27:13 AM PDT
JCF says:
Maybe the rappers hate this movie? who knows. Just go and watch Step Up and those kind of garbage.

Posted on Oct 7, 2012 5:17:53 PM PDT
Mari says:
i can't stand Tom Cruise either. He's the reason I didn't watch the movie.
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