Angel, a member of a punk rock band in the apocalyptic future, is kidnapped by Mok, a legendary superocker. Obsessed with a dark experiment, Mok plans to use Angel's voice to summon a demon from another dimension. The rest of the band follows Mok to Nuke York in an attempt to get her back.Written by
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Mok's full name was intended to be Mok Swagger, but the talent representation of The Rolling Stones' lead singer, Mick Jagger, objected and forced the producers to drop the character's surname. See more »
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Comparing Rock & Rule to Heavy Metal is like comparing cheetos to cheesecake. Rock & Rule is really good cheese. Luscious, decadent, really bad for you. The animation is much better, the plot is much better, and the music is immeasurably better. The score and soundtrack consists of *original songs* by IGGY POP, LOU REED, BLONDIE , and CHEAP TRICK!!! Even more incredible, the songs don't just underscore the movie, they are written in the voice of and "performed" by the animated characters!
The short version of the plot summary is this: In a postapacolyptic world, an Evil Rock God Magician named Mock (a fabulous mix between Bowie, Iggy and Mick) needs the voice of this chick singer named Angel (totally Deborah Harry) in a struggling rock group (very much Cheap Trick) to raise a demon from another dimension. Will Angel be wooed into this evil plot? Or will she stay with the band, and more importantly, with Omar, the prick lead singer with whom she shares a love/hate relationship?
Rock & Rule is totally campy, acerbic and funny, and while it''s full of Sex Drugs and Rock& Roll, it''s not the film equivilent of your 15-year-old geek brother's air-brushed Livinia of Orgasmitron poster. It's more like the film equivilent of your 30-year-old hip brother's Max's Kansas City poster, put in a time capsule and taken out in the year 2432, or something...
See it with many many people, it can be enjoyed sober, but is even better under the influence. You will THANK ME!!! BTW It''s really hard to buy, but should be available to rent at most places with a big Arthouse/Underground collection.
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