Rock And Rule (1983)
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A rock & roll singer searches for eternal life in this animated musical fantasy set in a post-nuclear dystopia. Similar to the earlier Heavy Metal (1981) in tone, this film attempts to incorporate mythical themes and mutant beings with music by Cheap Trick, Deborah Harry, Iggy Pop, and other popular acts of the time, with mixed success. Clive Smith's film was a disappointment at the box-office, but has since attracted a minor cult following. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
|Rating:||PG (adult situations/language)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Animation, Art House & International, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Clive A. Smith|
|Written By:||Patrick Loubert, Peter Sauder, John Halfpenny|
|In Theaters:||Jun 1, 1983 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 25, 1991|
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Critic Reviews for Rock And Rule
... hints at a grander finished product if more time and money had been available.
Rock & Rule is a masterpiece of outrÚ animation and wildly ambitious vision and remains a triumph in animated feature film.
Audience Reviews for Rock And Rule
A classic animated comic-book Rock adventure! Great songs by Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick, Debbie Harry and others. It's a great fantasy science fiction setting with rockers, a demon, heavy ogre guards, a beautiful singer and her devoted band. It's a fun ride with mature themes; not for kiddies. A treasure from the early 80's which CBC used to broadcast.
I see the appeal, just not a big of fan of this one. I do love Bakshi though.
It was equal parts good, and equal parts bad. The voice acting was atrocious, the animation was good. The heroes were annoying, the villain was totally awesome. The story was pretty weak, the music was fantastic (seriously, if there's a soundtrack album for this movie out there, I want a copy). The references to other movies were uninspired, the musical sections were unlike anything I've seen before (in a good way). It was a movie I don't regret seeing, but aside from a couple bits here and there, it's not one I'd like to see again.
Rock And Rule Quotes
|Mok [speaking]:||Evil spelled backward is live, and we all want to do that, right?|
|Angel:||You could have killed them. You're totally crazy!|
|Mok [speaking]:||[flattered] Thank you.|
|Cindy:||I have to be back in bed by 12 o' clock. That's when Toad checks in on me.|
|Angel:||That's too bad, Triss. It would nevermind. With your funk and my... spunk we don't need so much time to find some real hot action.|
|Cindy:||Hey, you're a little dated for one of Mok's. Do you know what I mean?|
|Mok [speaking]:||I'm Mmmok!|
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