From the thread on Rock of Ages... That is an interesting idea. I have to confess, I actually worked on two movies that I consider to be among the worst musicals ever made -- I hesitate to call them "rock" per se, but they were pop/disco: Xanadu, which I swear, the post staff referred to as "Xana-Don't," starring Olivia Neutron-Bomb. Terrible, terrible, terrible movie. If you think the released film was bad, you should've seen the dailies with all the unreleased stuff. Half the songs were still being written while the movie was still in production, so a lot of the dance numbers were just done to click tracks. I was as surprised as anybody else when I saw the finished film, and thought, "whoa, so that's what that scene was all about!" Some good things in the movie -- the ELO side of the soundtrack is actually pretty good, and the effects and animation in the film are spectacularly good. But dumb in not a good way. Roller Boogie. This was the "other" disco roller-skating movie of 1979, and all I can say is, it would've been much more entertaining if star Linda Blair had spun her head around and puked pea-green soup instead of trying to dance on skates. Other bad rock-related movies I can think of: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: my story on this one is, a 1970s friend of mine sold Barry Gibb all his audio/video gear for his LA penthouse condo. My friend went down one day in 1980 and said, "hey, Barry, I gotta show you this new thing called Laserdisc! It's great! Look, here's your movie Sgt. Pepper." And Barry immediately said, "nope, take it away, don't ever bring that up again." Staying Alive. I liked (but didn't love) Saturday Night Fever, and I agree it's a classic of sorts. But not the sequel. Grease 2. Ditto. There are quite a few rock movie bombs that I think were nonetheless good movies. A good example is Almost Famous, which didn't do well, but I really enjoyed at least the first half of it. Something goes wrong with it about 2/3 of the way through, around the point where the groupie overdoses. Another famous rock bomb was Phantom of the Paradise, which I think is a tremendous movie, one I've watched at least 20 times (and I had the honor of working on some of the Blu-ray release a year or two ago). Magical Mystery Tour was really just a TV special, and while I dislike the narrative parts, the song sequences are fine. I'd say, cut out the dialog and just release the segments as music videos. On the other hand, Give My Regards to Broad Street is really, really, really bad. Love Paul, love the music, even enjoyed some of the re-done songs... but this is a waaaaay stupid film. I only dimly recall stuff like KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, I worked a little bit on From Justin to Kelly and saw enough to say "not gonna see this," and other possible recent contenders, like Burlesque, strike me as not quite rock per se. Any other contenders for worst? I won't vote on Rock of Ages until I see it for real, but it sure looks bad, judging by the trailers and the initial reviews.