‘Rock of Ages’ Rocked!
We had the opportunity to attend the New York City premiere of Rock of Ages last night at Regal Cinemas on 42nd St in Manhattan. Would the energy and electricity of the Broadway show be captured on a movie screen? Would the amazing music that took over the stage find it's way to the silver screen?
Absolutely! Tom Cruise put in a strong performance as Stacee Jaxx,a legendary rock star, and here's something I didn't think I'd ever say, Tom Cruise is a really good singer! And what a cast around Tom Cruise, including Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough. Diego Boneta is unbelievable in his first big movie role as well!
I certainly don't want to take anything away from Cruise. He delivered a great performance, but for me the guy who stole the show was Alec Balwin. Baldwin plays Dennis Dupree, owner of the "Bourbon Room" rock club. He is hysterical. It's a perfect role for him and he nailed it!
Rock of Ages the movie has captured the incredible vibe from Rock of Ages the Broadway show. It's all about the music, but it's so much more than that. When all is said and done, this is the movie you'll remember from Summer 2012!