Thursday, June 07, 2012

Rock of Ages - Movie Review & Giveaway

After watching the musical Rock of Ages last month and having such a fun time, I was really looking forward to the movie based on the same musical, slated to come out this month. I was able to score some passes to last night's advanced screening of the movie, courtesy of Warner Brothers (no, I didn't dress up this time). Rock of Ages boasts a star-studded cast, including newcomers Diego Boneta and Julianne Hough (of Dancing With the Stars fame) as well as A-list stars like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Alec Baldwin, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige and Tom Cruise as rocker Stacee Jaxx.

Set in the late 80's, a small town girl, Sherrie, moves to LA with the dreams of becoming a singer. She meets Drew, a city boy on the Sunset Strip. And it goes on and on and on and on...Their romance is told through songs of the 80's - hits by Journey, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, and more. Rock of Ages was really fun to watch - there are a few changes to the storyline compared to the musical and some songs are sung by different characters, which was a little confusing. I had doubts about some of the casting, especially Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx - but as the movie went on, he kind of grew on me. Cruise played a really loopy Stacee Jaxx and he did a really good job of it! Diego Boneta and Julianne Hough did a great job in their roles as well. The singing and choreography were amazing, and had me bopping along in the theatre. Rock of Ages is definitely a very fun movie to watch!


As an extra bonus, there was an after party at Roxyburger put on by Warner Brothers, with free appetizers and drinks, as well as Rock of Ages swag! 80's music was playing and a fun time was had by all!

Rock of Ages hits theatres next week on June 15th. Want a chance to see the movie before everyone else? See the giveaway below!


GIVEAWAY: One of my lucky readers will receive a Rock of Ages prize pack, which includes a pair of advanced screening tickets to the movie (June 13th at Scotiabank Theatre in Vancouver), a movie poster and an I <3 Stacee Jaxx tank top! Please note that because the movie tickets are for Vancouver and happening next Wednesday, you must live in the Lower Mainland and be able to pick up the prize.

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10 comments:

Troy Breiland said...

I'd love to see it in the Theatre!

@ocean_princess said...

Loved the musical & heard good things about the movie. I want to see Tom Cruise!

intensev5 said...

I can't wait to see the movie - I loved the broadway play

Elaine Bolduc said...

would love too

Lemon C said...

So looking forward to seeing this movie. Was a child of the 80's - the decade the video killed the radio star - or did it?

Geoffrey Codner said...

I want to see Rock of Ages so bad in theatre

Dee B said...

I loved the theatre production...saw it twice, can't wait to see how the movie compares!

JW said...

Would love to see the movie!

Harold D said...

Probably so, The music would sound so much better in the theaters than at home.

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Unknown said...

I am looking forward to seeing this!

Please enter me in for the draw!