Okay, we all know the musical “Rock of Ages” was a huge hit on Broadway. We totally get it. 80’s rock was pretty darn musical theater-like. Lipstick, eyeliner and big, giant hair paired with purple, leopard print spandex is about as flamboyant as a Disney musical.
The “Rock of Ages” film is incredibly star-studded, with everyone from Alec Baldwin to Catherine Zeta-Jones to Tom Cruise playing dress up. But we’re sorry, if this trailer is anything to go by, “Rock of Ages” will not work on the big screen.
The cheese factor is pretty enormous. Seriously, they might as well have had each of the actors singing into wedges of sharp cheddar instead of microphones. We don’t buy Baldwin in the wig. Zeta Jones as church lady, singing “We’re Not Gonna Take It” is beyond silly. Cruise … oh dear. Just watch.
(P.S. We totally buy Russell Brand in the role. We’d rather just watch his parts.)