Tuesday, 26 April 2016

ROCK AND RULE

ROCK AND RULE

Rock and Rule is a post-apocalyptic animated movie that features the songs of such luminaries as Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry Cheap Trick and Maurice White from Earth Wind and Fire (none of which you will recognize) with a soundtrack by Patricia Cullen. A flop when it was released but found cult status in the years that followed. Sadly, it isn’t that good, the story has promise of a good rock movie because of scenes involving drug use, implied satan worship, mild sexuality, and some swearing but the characters seemed to be based on early TV cartoon animals.
While the music has dated it is still listenable not the same for the score which is loud, inappropriate in places and seems to exist just to fill in place that a song isn’t being sung.
The movie’s plot takes place after the Third World War in a future where humans have killed themselves off, and animals have evolved into humanoid-like creatures (a lot like Disney’s Beagle Boys if you need a reference) after being exposed to radiation from nuclear fallout. The protagonist is an older rocker-type Mick Jagger-ish supervillain-ish named Mok Swagger (go figure), simply referred to as Mok, Mok’s nickname is “The Magic Man,” and he’s apparently something of a music legend. Mok’s evil plans include the fact that his computers have deciphered an ancient Satanic code, which he uses to unlock a gateway to another dimension. He’s hoping to find the portal to Hell (or someplace like it), in order to go down there and then return with a fearsome demon-like dude from the netherworld who will him rule over the world,. All he needs is a special voice and sends his minions to talent quests all over the world.
The portal apparently will only become accessible to Mok when opened with something called the “Armageddon Key,” which turns the lock, so to speak, when specific musical chords are sung by the special voice — and this is the voice he’s been searching for, which leads him right at the beginning of the film to the end of his search, having returned to Ohmtown, the city of his origin. There he finds a cute mutant small town rock outfit called the Drats who are trying to hit it big despite lacking what most might say is something essential: talent.
 Anyway , I’m not going to tell you what happens click the video and watch it for yourself.
As cartoon bands go, the Drats are up there with Josie and the Pussy Cats and the Groovy Ghoulies. Acceptable but ultimately bland.

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