Jack Black Is The Best Rocker In All of Cinema
When many people think about the quintessential rocker, the image that comes to mind is the glossy-hair metal archetype. Movies like "Spinal Tap" and "Almost Famous", two of the most iconic rock films of all time, lean into the over-indulgent sensibilities and explore the rockstar as the celebrity: a person who’s already made it to the top and are now subsumed in that vapid lifestyle.
They’re great films and their portrayals are certainly accurate for a very specific type of rock musician, but 99% of the people who play rock music, either as a career or a hobby, aren’t anything like that. They likely have a lot more in common with the characters Jack Black plays when he dons his guitar for the big screen.