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Rock And Rule Reviews

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½ July 4, 2016
The "other" Heavy-Metal film that's a bit better-played with Blondie's Debbie Harry and Cheap Trick along with Iggy Pop and Lou Reed make for a cyberpunk tale based on their earlier work effort, "The Devil and Daniel Webster Mouse". Interesting soundtrack and characters make this film work.
½ January 14, 2016
Wow, what a weird experience, try sticking this on late at night with the volume blaring and whilst somewhat drunk, it's a trip. An animated, post apocalyptic, fantasy, adventure, rock opera, this is prime druggy stuff, a really cracked out piece of amazing cult movie making. It's not exactly coherent but once Cheap Trick, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed start firing up and thundering out of the surround sound, accompanying the startling and bizarre animation, you just go along for the ride. The only thing your really sure of come the climax is that somehow a true cult classic with massively cool pedigree to it, was hidden totally from your sight until now. Discover it, it's like taking ecstasy without actually taking that shit.
December 24, 2014
I enjoyed this film and believe it should get much more exposure than it did. I haven't met one person in my circle of friends who has heard of it. The animation was great and the vision of the future was glorious. The story will appeal to people who enjoy a good romantic story.
August 26, 2014
Finally, Dr Claw and Lou Reed in an animated feature!
July 23, 2014
Some have compared this film to Heavy Metal, but it's not at all like it. For me, the main difference is that Heavy Metal was a masterpiece, but this movie was a miserable piece of crap. For starters, the story is completely stupid, as though the producers decided to only focus on the music aspect of what made Heavy Metal great, while completely slacking in other important areas. It's a little weird that all the characters look like mice, but that's not the worst part about them. The worst part is that they don't really have good voice actors, and often, their lines are very hackneyed. The animation isn't bad, and it's actually the best part of the movie, but it's definitely inferior to Heavy Metal, along with other animated movies, which had bigger budgets. The film just got worse and worse as it progresses, culminating in one of the worst endings I've ever seen, where a demon gets sent back to hell with the power of song, let alone a mediocre song with Debbie Harry on lead vocals. If you're looking for cult movies, stay away from Rock & Rule. It's an undercooked rip-off of Heavy Metal that was apparently so bad, even the distributors hated it.
½ June 17, 2014
When pointing people towards food pieces of adult animation make sure they stay away from this one.
June 15, 2014
An awful Heavy Metal clone made with seemingly made with Goofy's extended family and bland music.
June 10, 2014
Bringing forth beautiful animation, brilliant music, and a "crossroads" tale for future generations, Rock & Rule is a triumph of Canadian animation.
Not as well known as the films from Disney or Ghibli, Nelvana produced some great pieces of animation. Perhaps you've heard of the Carebears, Tintin, Babar, Inspector Gadget, The Star Wars Holiday Special or perhaps even the Beatles film Yellow Submarine?
Nelvana would have gone bankrupt from making Rock & Rule as it completely flopped but thanks to their work in children's television (which the company continues to this date), Nelvana will be part of children's memories for generations.
Oddly, they had turned down the more well known and popular Heavy Metal in order to make this particular film. While different, the combination of music and animation set the films apart from everything else that was available even to this day.
April 17, 2014
my favourite cartoon for adults is the greatly under-rated Rock & Rule. Another post-apocalyptic film, this one sees humans extinct, but the animals have mutated into human-like beings. So think Goofy and Mickey Mouse, just... sexy :-p . It's a musical extravaganza that has an aging rock star kidnap a beautiful young singer when he finds out that her voice is the key to opening a portal and releasing malevolent demons. The music is great, too, performed by some of rock's greatest bands: Blondie's Deborah Harry, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Earth Wind and Fire, and Cheap Trick. If you haven't seen it yet, I reccomend it very much! 10/10
April 17, 2014
my favourite cartoon for adults is the greatly under-rated Rock & Rule. Another post-apocalyptic film, this one sees humans extinct, but the animals have mutated into human-like beings. So think Goofy and Mickey Mouse, just... sexy :-p . It's a musical extravaganza that has an aging rock star kidnap a beautiful young singer when he finds out that her voice is the key to opening a portal and releasing malevolent demons. The music is great, too, performed by some of rock's greatest bands: Blondie's Deborah Harry, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Earth Wind and Fire, and Cheap Trick. If you haven't seen it yet, I reccomend it very much! 10/10
April 15, 2014
A great Cult Classic!
½ February 27, 2014
Balls to the walls crazy, this cult favorite from the 80's makes little coherent sense, but that sort of just adds to the mad fun of it all.
February 21, 2014
The animation was good, the music was dated...but, not as bad as it could have been, the voiceovers were bad, the characters were lame and stupid and the story was the worst!

Not the worst movie that I've ever seen; but, nonetheless, still...rather terrible!
November 21, 2013
well-intentioned, decidedly adult (a good thing) with a superb musical cast. The animation was well done, but the story and script should have been better
½ October 26, 2013
Original Canadian version.
September 23, 2013
A fun enjoyable little 80's animated movie with some catchy songs. Not as good as the original Heavy Metal from 1981 but then again what is?
March 4, 2013
I waited 30 years to watch this movie. It has a lot of charm and unique character design. I just wish the music was better. More like Heavy Metal.
February 19, 2013
First full length Candain animated movie. They passed on doing "Heavy Metal" because they had this in production. Debbie Harry does some of the music. Keep in mind this was made in '83... so alot of what they are doing hadn't been done before. It was cutting edge at the time. An instant Cult classic.
December 19, 2012
classic animation--but what can you say about a cyberpunk rock opera with anthropomorphic characters and overtones of H.P. Lovecraft?
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