Reviewed bytvega12004Vote: 9/10/10
I've seen both "EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS" and "EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS II,EDDIE LIVES" and I rather enjoyed them both. They weren't like ordinarymovies that have a beginning, a middle and an end. It was like justbeing there. You enjoy the characters and the music, at least I did. Ithink that when an actor takes a role its because he's not expectingthe role to help him with his career, but that he can help the role andMichael Pare did exactly that. The moment I can I will be purchasingthe movies because they give me an escape of my everyday life. When Iwatch a movie I don't want to think about what is the character goingto do now, or will he get the girl. I just want to watch a movie andnot think about the climax of the movie. These movies do just that, Ican have a glass of wine or a can of Pepsi and just relax and enjoy.
Reviewed byrhuga_1Vote: 9/10/10
I just finished watching a re-run and I still find that the music stillknocks me out. Granted, the story line is a little less than cerebral.But, this movie was about the development by a group of guy's that cametogether to give birth to a sound that shakes us out of our seats. Andnow in 2004 the music is still worth listening to when compared to someof the rap crap that is proliferating the scene. Rock music is legshaking, hand clapping, shout from deep in the soul that brings out thebasic animal in all of us. Elvis brought this to a head because it madeus move and this list goes on... Hang in there music lovers every oncein a while someone brings us something new that tries to compare withsomething of the old system that doesn't match the status because ofits originality and that ain't all bad. Rock on Eddie
Reviewed by (firstname.lastname@example.org)Vote: 10/10/10
Along with 'Eddie and the Cruisers' and 'Streets of Fire', Michael Paréperforms in three of the greatest Rock 'n' Roll movies of all time!Eddie'scomments and examples of how to play with feeling and how to 'swing' aresome of the best ever. Anyone who aspires to play serious electric musicshould see these films, along with everyone who loves Rock and Roll and/orgrew up in the '50s and '60s. Since it is a sequel film, Eddie II issometimes passed over by afficionados, but don't let that foolyou.
Have a weekend with Michael Paré and rent all three--you'll love'em!
In the early 1960s, legendary rock star Eddie Wilson disappeared from the limelight when he drove his car off a New Jersey bridge. Trying to escape his past, Eddie changed his name and has maintained a quiet life as construction worker Joe West in Montreal. However, the past will not die, it is screaming for resolution. His relentless desire to make music pulls him back to the stage where he forms a new band and an even better sound. Meanwhile, record company executives release newly-discovered tapes from Eddie's last album and promotes a worldwide search for the mysterious rock star. Joe West has become both mentor and nucleus for his new band that dreams of making it big without knowing their mysterious leader is the real Eddie Wilson. As his new band hits center stage, Eddie finally comes to terms with his past, himself and his music.