An musical set during the 80s rock scene in Los Angeles, Rock of Ages was a hit and miss for me from the start. Though I love the music from the 80s I have never quite had a taste for musicals. Rock of Ages works for me primarily thanks to the songs and some spirited performances, everything else is blah at best.
Tom Cruises performance elevates the movie as his uber-cool Stacee Jaxx and Alec Baldwin gets some great lines; other than these two Paul Giamatti is the only one makes any sort of impression. Catherine Zeta Jones hams it up while Russell Brand plays himself yet again. The two main leads probably are the least affecting when it comes to their love story.
The set design is limiting and so is the scope but what really fails is the meandering storyline that just doesnt have the pull and leaves you utterly bored. This movie might be best enjoyed on television, wait for it then.