Rock of Ages

Rated 3.0

In his crazily good turn as singer Stacee Jaxx, Tom Cruise is belts out some of the biggest crap rock of the ’80s with a voice that’s some sort of blessed convergence of Axl Rose and Vince Neil. His magnificent rock act is surrounded by a movie that’s fun, but not nearly as good as him. Adapted from the Broadway play and directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray), the plot is your typical “girl comes from a small town to make it in Hollywood” story. The paint-by-numbers plot is just a place setter for musical numbers featuring tunes by Def Leppard, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, etc. A mildly enjoyable musical goof, sort of like The Beatles Across the Universe, but with far crappier songs. Cinemark 14. Rated PG-13