Rock Of Ages might work on stage but it fails on screen. I feel like i've just watched a double episode of Glee and I need to sink a pot of filth as quick as I can. Has anyone got a pot of filth? Right throughout the movie I kept thinking to myself that this was a musical written by people who enjoy rock music but don't 'get it'. What are some great songs (and some not so great) are turned into bastardised sparkle tunes that fizzle rather than explode. It's a shame too because given an actual ROCK approach, the film could have lifted. I would have loved to see it delivered in a dirty 'Hedwig & The Angry Inch' way with heaps of sex, drugs and an actual rock n roll attitude. On the plus side, Tom Cruise is dynamite. He gets sledged A LOT but I like him on screen and this is most definitely a great performance. I think even most dedicated rock fans will concede that. Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand ham it up and offer some cheap laughs but there's no more favourable things I can say about Rock Of Ages. Shit.