Rock of Ages

After having been out cold for over a week due to fever I decided to watch a musical to cheer myself up.  I have never really the girl who likes musicals but I thought it would be fun.  Rock of Ages is a musical that came out last year and the story is about a girl who tries to achieve her dreams as a singer.

This was pretty awful. I thought I would actually like the musical since it is rock, but it was all horrible. The plot was the never ending cliché of the extremely boring story we have seen so many times before. The covers they made were bad and the characters made me cringe.

This review will be really short, because I’m still pretty sick. But I honestly don’t really have anything else to say about the movie. But once again I am not the one who likes musicals so you might actually like the movie. 2 / 10

Glee (season 4)

So, a lot of TV-shows lately and there is one more to go after this one before I’m finished for a while. As for my baking fans; don’t worry! I have a plan for a new recipe and if it succeeds you will be seeing it on Monday. Way back in October I reviewed the first three seasons of Glee, if you have missed it then I suggest you check it out.

Glee is a joyful musical show focusing on different characters that teenagers can identify themselves with. It is set in a high school where the characters are all part of a glee club. This season we also Get to see the characters that have graduated as well as the new ones who just joined the glee club.

I am conflicted, because I do believe that glee is good in some aspects. The actors can actually sing and it’s not all auto tune (see live performances if you don’t believe me) which I appreciate since auto tune may make songs sound funny but I still value talent over it. Sure some songs are miserable fails but some are actually very good (ex the scientist (originally by Coldplay.) Another good thing is the positivity and their attempt to create relatable characters.

To the bad parts… Over the last few seasons all the focus was on some selected members from the glee club. The seniors got pretty much all the attention. I did not like many of the oldest characters, but I thought it was still all good since I thought that the others would get their time. Unfortunately I was wrong, the attention went to the ones who had already graduated and the newcomers and that is fine, but it was not what I wanted to see, especially not after three years of focusing on the seniors. This gave us a messy plot which I did not like at all.

As far as creating believable and good characters I was really impressed some years ago. Now? Not so much, sure to make the characters work on TV you have to heighten their personalities but that actually makes them less relatable. Many can probably identify with wanting to reach fame. But does that mean that they would relate to an annoying girl who is impossibly full of herself. Or the gay guy (Kurt) is another one many could identify with. But adding a flamboyant over girly and stereotypical personality to him and I don’t think that he is as good anymore. I mean seriously! Most homosexuals are not like him and sure it could be fun to see “the fabulous gay boy stereotype”, but TV has already done this immensely.

Actually I have a lot to say about this show, a lot. So much that I could lead a debate on it. But I won’t bore you so, do you agree, disagree have anything special on your mind. Hit the comments! Glee is still a decent fairly original show, but I really hope they improve their next season. 6 / 10

A little comment on the song: This is one of the best ones glee covered and I only like one song by Coldplay and it was not The Scientist because before Glee’s cover I had never heard it. I was struck by the power in the song and I think Glee did a good job in making it unique and that is basically how I think any cove should be. That was not a little comment either now was it? Well I’ll be quiet and let you enjoy the music.

Broken Hill

The movie came out in 2009 and it is mainly a drama and music movie. It’s about a teenage composer who gets into a situation with a girl. This causes them to meet prison inmates and their mission becomes to win the music competition Broken Hill with the inmates as their band members.

I am honestly conflicted about this movie. Even though the movie has a stable plot it felt like the pace of the plot and the script where not naturally distributed. Some things were done in big proportions but there were some small character issues that kept appearing in strange places.

I do think that the idea was pretty good but the movie did very little to catch your attention. The acting was also very mediocre and I did not really care for the characters at all. There were no major character development and the plot was not as innovative as I originally thought.

In fact you can take pretty much any coming of age story where the character tries something new, has a set back and it all leads to victory. Therefore I would not recommend the movie and I know that I may not have said a lot about it, but there is only so many things one can say about a story that we have all seen before. 3 / 10

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