It's a story of a young girl and a guy seeking to become the next best thing in the world of rock'n'roll. Like everyone else before them, they care about the music, but are taken apart by the corporate business that surrounds music. And the town itself is fighting the fever that is caused by rock'n'roll. It is, however, the enthusiasm of these two young artists that make a washed up old rock-star realize why he got into the business in the first place.
Glee (click here to read!), America complains when they make a musical using old songs, but a show that uses original ones gets cancelled (like Smash and Hull High, and so on). I don't get it, and quite frankly I hate it. Music is overall just a magical medium, something that connects all people, why do we always feel the need to criticize it? If you don't like some songs, that's your personal problem. If you don't enjoy musical movies, DON'T GO TO SEE A MUSICAL! You would be surprised at how simple it is. The musicals advertise that they feature music by other artists, so if you want new songs, then watch musicals of that sort. Easy.
There was one scene in particular after which I was sold, the moment I knew this movie really had it all: Rock Me Like A Hurricane by The Scorpions. The choreography? It blew me away. I could re-watch that scene over and over again. I love that song and I never thought someone could make me love it even more, well, guess what? They did. Just watch this one scene from the movie and tell me you didn't have goosebumps!
This is a brilliant movie. It's funny, it makes fun of norms and it uses cliches appropriately. The actors are not making fun of themselves, they are making you laugh! I adored every single scene Cruise was in, I loved every choreography and I believe that the songs where adapted perfectly.
You need to see this movie to realize that people judged it based on some premeditated notion that a movie that uses old songs can't be good. And I think that's a bunch of crap!
Watch it, judge for yourself, discover it, SING OUT LOUD and LAUGH A LOT!
Until the next item on my list!