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    I hate musicals, but if that asshole Tom Cruise wasn't in it, I might have given this a chance because I love that music. I'll just settle for the soundtrack.
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    I won't watch Cruise on purpose in anything - even his old stuff. Can't tolerate the guy in any form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    This is a perfect movie role for Tiny Tom. He gets to wear platform shoes and look like a real man (in height only). He is such a loser.
    he does that normally doesn't he??

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    It is not a good sign when then have to push back a release date as happened with this film. The reviews are not great either..

    Gross Out: 'Rock of Ages' and 'That's My Boy' - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire

    In 2009 I saw the opening night performance of Rock of Ages, a jukebox musical that uses hair metal songs from the 1980s as its score, in a Broadway theater populated by, at least partially, members of the bands whose music was featured in the show. There were guys from Styx and Journey and various other old groups in the audience, and there were their wives/girlfriends/dates/escorts/former groupies. And boy did those chicks just love the show. One woman in particular kept shrieking at every joke and whooping at the opening chords of every song. At one point she basically hurled herself onto the stage and likely would have stayed there, half on, half off, had one of her companions not gently pulled her back into her seat. She was having a blast, and while that kind of audience behavior would normally be horrifying, at Rock of Ages, a deeply silly soft-pedal paean to partying, it was not only tolerable, it was welcome. She added to the mood. This was a fun show, and a little messiness, or a lot as the case may be, was just fine. It's part of the deal, it's part of the joke.

    What a pity, then, that the new movie adaptation of Rock of Ages, opening today, has been completely sucked dry, all the looseness and drunken abandon that the stage show had in big, puffy abundance entirely gone. Director Adam Shankman, who made the serviceable but cold and impersonal Hairspray, has polished everything to a hard shine and done away with virtually all of the stage production's meta winks and asides. The main gag of Rock of Ages on stage was that the production knew it was silly, knew that the songs being performed — "Don't Stop Believin'," "Sister Christian," "Pour Some Sugar On Me" — are mainly loved with a kind of forgiving irony. The show had a narrator who regularly commented on and mocked the action of the story, like teasing the central romance — wide-eyed girl off the bus from Oklahoma meets wide-eyed boy with rockstar dreams — for its many hoary cliches. But Shankman hasn't built this self-awareness into his film at all, so what we get on screen is a lurchingly straightforward movie, one that's both tediously generic and tonally off-kilter. He's made a very bad movie.
    Hiar rock was always kind of goofy & laughing at itself, sounds like he wasn't even there....
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    I can't bring myself to spend money on any Tom Cruise project. He icks me out completely. Besides that, the movie itself doesn't really appeal to me. I love music from that time, but this movie looks more cheese than camp. The actors involved are too tight assed about looking stupid to do this tongue in cheek.
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    I hate musicals, but if that asshole Tom Cruise wasn't in it, I might have given this a chance because I love that music. I'll just settle for the soundtrack.
    I'll download it for free, I'm not spending money to aid Co$!
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    I loved the play it was just fantastic but I'm leery about the movie. They have changed the plot and Seacrest's beard should never be cast in anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    I'll download it for free, I'm not spending money to aid Co$!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    I hate musicals, but if that asshole Tom Cruise wasn't in it, I might have given this a chance because I love that music. I'll just settle for the soundtrack.

    I hate musicals too, except for Grease. I kinda wanted to see this though, but only because that music is from when I was in Jr High/High School, so that music is my youth. But having D-bag Cruise in it put me off, especially playing a role meant for someone half his age.

    I'll just wait for it to come out on Redbox. If I hate it, it was only a buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gas_chick View Post
    I loved the play it was just fantastic but I'm leery about the movie. They have changed the plot and Seacrest's beard should never be cast in anything.
    This production is HYSTERICAL - LIVE and ON STAGE. I am interested in seeing it - I love musicals and love to see how they are translated from stage to film (or vice-versa) - but have no feel for how they are going to capture that ironic vibe from the stage production. AND WHY CHANGE THE FRIGGEN PLOT!?!?! drives me bat shit.

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