**Rock of Ages** is no **Marvel's The Avengers** or **Prometheus,** but is a two hour revival of **1980s MTV,** complete with sizzling guitars and big hair. Stealing some plot lines from Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musicals, **Rock of Ages** introduces us to a pretty blond from Oklahoma, Julianne Hough.
She skips into Los Angeles and meets a young man her age, Diego Boneta, a singer who works for Alex Baldwin and Russell Brand, proprietors of The Bourbon Room. The Bourbon Room will host the final performance of Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise), a rock god who has seen better days.
Cliches pile up when so called political conservatives (Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones) want to censor the heavy metal rock star and close down the Bourbon Room. The only cliche missing would be a Mickey Rooney cameo during the sappy climax.
**Rock of Ages** casts some of the most obnoxious superstars of the current generation, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise & Neville Brand with promises of fun and excitement.