Every review I read of “Rock of Ages” makes me laugh. Not because they aren’t accurate – it IS a lousy movie – but because most of them hammer the paper- thin-as-Angelina-Jolie plotline as one of the reasons for its mediocrity.
Hasn’t anyone seen the Broadway show from which this movie spawned?
It’s ridiculous! A cliché-fest from the moment we’re introduced to “Sherri Christian,” just a small-town girl escaping her lonely world in search of fame on the ‘80s-era Sunset Strip.
No one should be surprised that the movie follows the same goofy path considering the source material. But that source material was nominated for five Tonys in 2009 (it didn’t win any) and the show is still holding steady on Broadway, playing to about 94 percent capacity last month.
So lots of people like it.
And I’m one of them. But it isn’t the storyline – part of which is nearly identical to the video for Poison’s “Fallen Angel” –