School of Rock Reviews
Richard Linklater directed School of Rock (2003) with a ingenious mind. Endless sweeping panning shots to slow zoom outs and more grace the screen thanks to Linklater's directorial style. His vision leads every scene with a genuine love for rock music and good times. There are many innovative sequences and cool shots to love here.
Mike White wrote his greatest script with School of Rock. White captures the desperate rock wannabe with a passion for music into a likable story about a man that teaches kids to have fun. Wonderful jokes, clever lines, and plentiful quotable lines makes SChool of Rock truly special. This movie enthralls you to its heavy metal and hard rock soundtrack and its punk rock philosophy. This is do it yourself attitude to its logical extreme. I love it.
Jack Black leads a host of talented child actors. Black is a great singer in his own right, a likable if bumbling hero, and a joyous comedic talent. Black is perfectly suited for the role of a failed rock star trying to pay the rent, much like his Tenacious D persona. I his charisma and energy that is absolutely infectious. You cannot help but enjoy Black whenever he is on screen.
In all, Linklater followed up his iconic coming of age comedy Dazed and Confused with the highly entertaining School of Rock. I must have seen School of Rock at least 10 times now, and this movie never gets old. Rock on, viewer!
The School Of Rock
Jack Black carries this musical show on its back all through the movie with the help of Richard and his magic box that has some unusual characters and also offers some great music.