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21 June 2012 @ 05:21 pm
Rock Of Ages  
I just went to see it.

By myself.

Can I say that I'd probably enjoy it more a second time? Now that I'm not expecting, you know... great acting. Or character development. Or a plot.

It's way campy, which of course I love. Tom Cruise is the perfect blend of hardcore eighties rocker and drugged out crazy. Catherine Zeta Jones made me snort several times. The woman is older than me and she can dance. Wow.

The rock 'n roll, though. It's all the good stuff. There was a joke in there about boy bands that made me laugh SO hard. When you grew up with the music I did, it was (is) very hard to reconcile yourself to listening to boy bands. Sorry, internet.

So yeah, I'd see it again, just to enjoy the music and the dorkiness.

Or I could skip it and just buy the soundtrack.

(Even though I own all that - even the embarrassing stuff - by the original artists.)

The eighties. Our hair was too big, our clothes were awful, but our music ROCKED.
 
 
I feel:: cheerfulcheerful
I hear:: recently purchased Rock of Ages soundtrack!
 
 
 
Elle Blessingway: Music: Bunny Jamminelle_blessing on June 22nd, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
I really want to see this movie. I like 80's rock a lot. And I like camp. And Tom Cruise's character looks like an amazing train wreck.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Darcy - <3jandjsalmon on June 22nd, 2012 05:45 am (UTC)
My much older brother always tells me that in the schools in our area, if I'd graduated with him in 1981 (you know - instead of being a tiny baby at the time) then I would have been beaten up because of my musical choices. Apparently being a Depeche Mode, The Cure, Morrissey, Joy Division, Flock of Seagulls kinda girl didn't fly when everyone else liked Def Leopard, Motley Crue and ACDC.

It's a good thing I grew up to be a hipster instead.

(I'm glad you liked the movie though - that's good. I saw the add and I was worried it would be terrible. Might give it a download and try it out. Thanks!)
slitherhitherslitherhither on June 22nd, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I've been eyeing those previews, and it does look like good fun! (Catherine Zeta Jones: how can one person be so awesome?!?) I'll definitely have to see it. And perhaps drag the kiddos along.