Rock & Rule was significant for, if nothing else, being the first animated film produced entirely in Canada. Although it’s faded into relative obscurity and is not an especially great movie, it had a brain-bustingly awesome soundtrack, with lots of beloved late-70s/early-80s mainstays performing original songs set to some satisfyingly badass ‘toon visuals. Just looking at this poster, you can already hear the arena rock intensity of “Send Love Through”!
This is such a guilty pleasure of mine. The movie bombed, the plot is a mess, the storytelling not exactly strung together cohesively, and basically, watching it tends to make most people say “….. oooookay then.” (At least everyone I show it to!)
But the thing is, there are moments, sections of gorgeous animation and fantastic music and compelling story that I absolutely adore! I really do hope to be a part of some project that inspires those same feelings; ideally, it will be put together MUCH better than this of course!
It’s both an inspiration and a reminder to set your goals high, but keep the whole package in mind and don’t lose important bits along the way!