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'Rock of Ages' trailer - Tom Cruise gets crazy as an 80s rocker


The first trailer for the Tom Cruise 80’s revival Rock of Ages is now online and I can’t wait to see it! If the concept of Footloose (the original), Studio 54, and This is Spinal Tap all rolled into one doesn’t get your drainpipe jeans and permed hair wet then you were clearly born in the 90’s!

Based on the Broadway musical of the same name (an accolade that would normally turn me off a movie instantly) the film focuses on two young people chasing their dreams in L.A. in 1987. Though I can’t help thinking that this is one film where I hope the plot doesn’t distract us from the music.

Talking of which, the stage show featured the music of Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Starship, and Twisted Sister among others and, if the trailer is anything to go by, Cruise has really gotten into the role. It looks like quite a ride!

The cast also boasts Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Russell Brand to name but a few, plus Alec Baldwin as a long-haired club owner.

Tom Cruise is Stacie Jaxx, a scene stealing 80’s rocker and pretender to the actor’s previous ‘dance’ roles as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder and his unforgettable career launching ‘underpants and a hairbrush’ role in 1983’s Risky Business, although I can’t help but hope his vocals have improved since Top Gun!

This is clearly a no-thinker, one and a half hours of retro-immersion. A chance to leave all your troubles behind and harp back to days when hair was short at the front and long at the back and Eddie Murphy was still funny. A lot of critics are slating the trailer, but I say lighten up, get on board and enjoy the ride. Its a musical about the 80’s, what do you expect?


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