New Rock of Ages Trailer: Sing It, Tom Cruise

The thing I love about the ramped-up new Rock of Ages trailer is how unapologetically it states what this movie is: A bombastic, cheeky, kitschy, bright-eyed and utterly slick tribute to the decadence of '80s rock culture, based on the even slicker Broadway hit of the same name. Which of course you already know — but now, with Tom Cruise's brief singing showcase and pretty much everyone else warbling adapted pop show tunes of their own, Warner Bros. and New Line's cards are on the table. There can be no ambiguity: You are either in or you are out. In this era of equivocation and overlapping quadrants and being everything to everyone, it's pretty ballsy when you think about it.

That said, I am so, so, so out. Your mileage may vary, you tell me.

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  • The Pope says:

    Those bands and their songs sucked thirty years ago and time has only diminished their appeal. Include me out.

  • Jen Yamato says:

    Wait, there's a monkey??

    Ok, I'm in.

  • Bon Jovi says:

    Reminds me of my younger years that didn't suck. Better generation than the rap culture.

  • Scott says:

    I am a little skeptical of Cruise singing these songs. Anything with Baldwin in it I am going to watch.

  • Jake says:

    I don't like glee's bastardization of music. So I can't imagine I would enjoy this. And I typically like a couple of these bands. Boston being my favorite (don't know if there's a Boston song in the movie).

    I'm out. I'll be watching Prometheus for the second time instead.

    - Jakey

  • kat says:

    It looks like a lot of fun! I love hard rock songs, love some of the music that was discernible in the clip. I'm not even gonna pretend to be jaded, cause that's just stupid and a waste of energy. I'm in!

  • Minha says:

    Cruise sings? IN IN IN

  • Slash says:

    This looks (and sounds) like Glee on hemorrhoids. Pass. Fail. And I swear it's that annoying Leah Michel singing backing vocals. Definitely not recommended for any one watching their sugar.

  • Caroline says:

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