The biggest surprise: this movie is funny (intentionally). Sure, there’s a trite love story, but the supporting cast provides quite a few laughs. What takes up most of the time is a string of anthem rock classics sung by every member of the cast. Some are fun and successful (the best gay love song ever), but many are downright embarrassing. Tom Cruise, as the metal god, is sometimes swaggering cool, sometimes funny. Adam Shankman’s direction/choreography is occasionally dazzling. Overall, this non-stop barrage of rock music videos succeeds on some levels and is simply silly on others.
GAY ANGLE: The gay love song is one of the film’s most inventive highlights.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.
Who was really responsible for the Stonewall riots, the 1969 event which is considered the start of the fight for LGBTQ equality? According to some, the trailer for an upcoming film about the riots, Stonewall, glosses over quite a few important people who happened to be at the Christopher Street bar that night. All folks really have [...]