Rock Star

Rated 2.0 What could have been a fun satire taking jabs at mid-’80s hair rock winds up being a lame-o love story. Mark Wahlberg stars as the lead singer of a tribute band who gets the chance to be the lead singer of the band he is copying. The screenplay is based on a real-life scenario involving Judas Priest, but I’m thinking the relationships surrounding the experience weren’t as schmaltzy as the crap that takes place here. Jennifer Aniston is wasted as the love interest and manager, while Wahlberg has his moments in the spotlight. Overall, the film is funny and promising in its first act, and then everything sinks like the last Van Halen record.