Well, here it is. The first trailer for Rock Of Ages. Having seen the Broadway play, I’ve been interested for a while now to see how it would translate to film. After watching the trailer though, I’m not sure I’m convinced. Sure, everyone involved looks to be having fun, but I can’t say I’m particularly excited for it.
Having been behind the Hairspray film, I trust that director Adam Shankman knows what he’s doing when it comes to song and dance, but I just don’t like the looks of this one. It looks very mediocre, a bit rushed and too similar to Hairspray, which I didn’t enjoy. I liked the Broadway version of Rock Of Ages but I don’t think I’m on board with this one just yet.
If you enjoy 80’s rock then this will probably be right up your alley but if you have no interest in rock and roll music from that time, then I can’t see this one appealing to you.
Aside from Cruise, the film will star Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Ackerman, Mary J. Blige and Bryan Cranston. It will be directed by Adam Shankman and it opens in theatres on June 1st, 2012.
“Rock of Ages” tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.