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Along with the countless critics that are raving about the new Broadway adaptation Rock of Ages, even actual rockers are weighing in with their reviews on the film. Bret Michaels has delivered his reaction and it’s dripping with positive feedback.
Michaels’ “Rocker Review” was given to Next Movie online.
“It is the ultimate summer party movie,” says Michaels, explaining that the greatness of the film spawns from one thing: chemistry.
“Chemistry in the band works. Chemist on stage works. Chemistry on screen work.”
The story tracks small town girl Sherrie Christian, played by Julianne Hough, a recent arrival to Hollywood, California, as she tries for a career in showbiz during the height of the ‘80s hair metal era. She meets love interest Drew Boley (Diego Boneta) and is quickly sucked into the chaotic world of rock-and roll.
Following a musical format, the movie features songs of the era from icon acts like Poison, Journey, and Def Leppard.
Along with big names like Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, and Paul Giamatti, one name is catching a lot of attention… Tom Cruise.
The actor takes on the epic roll of rocker Stacee Jaxx, lead singer of fictionalized band Arsenal. No doubt the Poison frontman himself was an inspiration for the Jaxx. And, to Michaels, Cruise “really nailed it.”
“If I had to give a rose or a thorn to Tom Cruise for pulling off the ultimate Bret Michaels party rock, he would get a bouquet o’ roses,” he said.
More importantly, for Michaels, the film does the music justice, proving that rock and roll can withstand the test of time.