Thursday, June 21, 2012
Perfect Type Casting
Took the progeny to see Rock of Ages last night (and learned that my movie theater has $5 movies on Wednesday nights, yee hah!). What a fun movie. No surprises, really--well, there was one little twist involving Russel Brand and Alec Baldwin that had me rolling in the aisle--but still...a very fun movie.
I'm kind of in love with Tom Cruise again a little bit. What a perfect roll for him to redeem himself from his "You don't know anything about Neuropharmacology, Matt Lauer, I do" idiocy. There is nothing I love more than a celebrity who doesn't take him/herself too seriously. At least, I hope Tommy Boy was trying to be ironic.
There are several intertwining story lines, which fit the "Save the Cat" template pretty nicely, thank you Hollywood. Tom Cruise was perfect as the narcissistic, scotch swilling, anti-sage. Axel Rose couldn't have played Axel Rose any better. If you go to see it, pay special attention to the codpiece in the first Stacee Jaxx scene. Hil-Air-Ee-Us. And the tatoos. And for an old fart, the physique was pretty impressive.
The boy-meets-girl love story was pretty cheesy, corny, over-the-top, but I think that worked, too. Cutie Patootie Blue Eyed Sweetie Pie diving into the underbelly of the LA metal scene, and all that.
Anyway, it was pretty fun. And next on the movie-viewing-then-reviewing agenda: Magic Mike. Grrroowwwwl! See you in a week or so...