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New trailer for Rock of Ages is big and flamboyant

Apr. 3, 2012by: George Merchan

So, basically, ROCK OF AGES is what happens when a bunch of millionaires get together to make a giant karaoke movie.

And judging from this brand new trailer for the Adam Shankman-directed film, it quite literally looks like big, flashy karaoke strung together with a familiar little story and some gags that play on 80s hair metal culture. I'm on the fence about this one, though I'm terribly curious to see how Tom Cruise does in the role of 'Stacee Jaxx' (he looks great, but it's gonna be all about how he does with his musical numbers).

ROCK OF AGES - starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Ackerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, and Tom Cruise - opens June 15th.

Synopsis: "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.

Source: Apple

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9:33AM on 04/04/2012
Looks like the christian rock version of history.
Looks like the christian rock version of history.
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7:09AM on 04/04/2012
never gas a trailer made me teeter back and forth between smiling and laughing and gagging and cringing. well...maybe the Bruno redband. I dont know what to think. someone tell me what to think!
never gas a trailer made me teeter back and forth between smiling and laughing and gagging and cringing. well...maybe the Bruno redband. I dont know what to think. someone tell me what to think!
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5:54PM on 04/03/2012
Like Hairspray, the supporting cast might make it fun. So, a rental someday after the end of the world.
Like Hairspray, the supporting cast might make it fun. So, a rental someday after the end of the world.
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2:45PM on 04/03/2012
Looks like a fun time but I've seen the broadway show and unless theyve re-wrote it, Tom Cruise aka Stacee Jaxx is not a HUGE part. Dont get me wrong hes a great part and a lot of fun, but he's NOT the lead by far. He doesnt even really show up till halfway through the movie! I hate studios that mis-advertise films!!
Looks like a fun time but I've seen the broadway show and unless theyve re-wrote it, Tom Cruise aka Stacee Jaxx is not a HUGE part. Dont get me wrong hes a great part and a lot of fun, but he's NOT the lead by far. He doesnt even really show up till halfway through the movie! I hate studios that mis-advertise films!!
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1:42PM on 04/03/2012
What? Stacee Jaxx? Tom Cruise plays Stacee Jaxx? Hearing that 20 times in the trailer wasn't enough. Was it Stacee Jaxx?
What? Stacee Jaxx? Tom Cruise plays Stacee Jaxx? Hearing that 20 times in the trailer wasn't enough. Was it Stacee Jaxx?
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1:15PM on 04/03/2012
So basically this is glee set in the 80s? No thanks.
So basically this is glee set in the 80s? No thanks.
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12:09PM on 04/03/2012
I think I.Q.s have plummeted on this site in recent times.

This film looks cliche-tastic...
I think I.Q.s have plummeted on this site in recent times.

This film looks cliche-tastic...
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12:47PM on 04/03/2012
Agreed, but there's always a new Avengers poster to get excited about!
Agreed, but there's always a new Avengers poster to get excited about!
11:59AM on 04/03/2012
Looks like everybody is having a blast! This should be fun.
Looks like everybody is having a blast! This should be fun.
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11:39AM on 04/03/2012
Never got into musicals but the music for this film is straight out of my high school days. Want to see it for the nostalgic factor if not for anything else.
Never got into musicals but the music for this film is straight out of my high school days. Want to see it for the nostalgic factor if not for anything else.
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11:29AM on 04/03/2012

Looks Good

I am usually not a big fan of musicals. I generally find them to be a bit corny. But I think this looks really enjoyable. I plan on checking it out. Tom Cruise has become good at playing these wacky roles. Less Grossman in Tropic Thunder is amazing.
I am usually not a big fan of musicals. I generally find them to be a bit corny. But I think this looks really enjoyable. I plan on checking it out. Tom Cruise has become good at playing these wacky roles. Less Grossman in Tropic Thunder is amazing.
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10:56AM on 04/03/2012
"I just threw up"
"Where?"
"In my pants"

I saw Rock of Ages on Broadway and loved every second of it. I am more than excited to see the movie version and it looks like the movie pays a good tribute to the Broadway hit.

But the film looks great. Tone, cast, and the style all look perfect. Will be seeing this opening weekend.
"I just threw up"
"Where?"
"In my pants"

I saw Rock of Ages on Broadway and loved every second of it. I am more than excited to see the movie version and it looks like the movie pays a good tribute to the Broadway hit.

But the film looks great. Tone, cast, and the style all look perfect. Will be seeing this opening weekend.
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9:12AM on 04/03/2012

Big, dumb fun

I was never a fan of the hair-metal era but this movie looks like it'll be a good time.
I was never a fan of the hair-metal era but this movie looks like it'll be a good time.
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3:33AM on 04/03/2012
This cast looks in-sane. And also, it's great to see Shankman doing another musical, it's obviously what he does best. I loved Hairspray, and this looks like he upped the ante.
This cast looks in-sane. And also, it's great to see Shankman doing another musical, it's obviously what he does best. I loved Hairspray, and this looks like he upped the ante.
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3:29AM on 04/03/2012
Cruise and Giamatti are BRINGING it for this film. It will be worth it just for them. Baldwin too. For what it is, it looks like a great time.
Cruise and Giamatti are BRINGING it for this film. It will be worth it just for them. Baldwin too. For what it is, it looks like a great time.
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