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Watch: Bad Wigs Take Center Stage In Campy Trailer For 'Rock Of Ages'

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 13, 2011 2:40 PM
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Rock Of Ages

Wow, even Nicolas Cage must be impressed. The first trailer for next spring's fist-pumping, '80s set musical "Rock Of Ages" has arrived and, man, we just can't get over the impressive display of bad wigs. Given the money they clearly spent on these hairpieces, they couldn't score one for Paul Giamatti?

Directed with incredible restraint by "Hairspray" and "Bedtime Stories" director Adam Shankman, we can't really tell if this is supposed to be intentionally campy or not. But either way, it's clearly on its own planet. Based on the hit Broadway musical, the story centers on a small town girl (Julianne Hough) who moves to Los Angeles with dreams of making it big. It's basically "Burlesque" but with even more hair product. The entire trailer builds up to a reveal of Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx, a controversial rock god of sorts. It's Cruise doing Cruise via Frank T.J. Mackey or something.

Anyway, a zillion people star in this including Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Mary J. Blige, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Bryan Cranston. It's the "New Year's Eve" of musicals. It opens on June 1st and will be powered by a soundtrack featuing Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more. Bring earplugs. [Apple]

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  • Sean | December 14, 2011 2:12 AMReply

    It's just Glee, but with lamer jokes. And decent music, crammed together to make bad noise.

  • StephenM | December 13, 2011 7:37 PMReply

    I think it's supposed to be intentionally campy. Of course, I am philosophically against camp as a valid artistic form. It's just that I still enjoy laughing at it.

  • Rufus | December 13, 2011 5:11 PMReply

    What. The. Fuck. I hate to be the guy that says this movie is gonna blow, but it looks like I'm gonna be the guy that says this movie is gonna blow.

  • Russell | December 13, 2011 3:37 PMReply

    Good to see Greg Stink get some work.

  • cory | December 13, 2011 3:13 PMReply

    They really did their best to hide the fact that Tom Cruise is in this! And they did a good job.

  • Ghustavo | December 13, 2011 3:05 PMReply

    Tom Cruise looklike David Bustamante, spanish singer but with false-long-hair... First weekend: 19.7 millions $. Total USA: 88.3 millions. Global: 189.2 millions $.

  • geha714 | December 13, 2011 2:51 PMReply

    No sir, I do not like it.

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