Before the Twilight phenom took hold of Kristen Stewart’s star status, she was once considered an up-and-comer. She is, without a doubt, the main attraction at Sundance this year. The combination of youngish male bloggers wanting a glimpse or a handshake, combined with her general star power created what most have described as a frenzied mob. So how is The Runaways doing? Here are some reviews.
I’ll be blunt about this: I really wasn’t looking forward to this movie. I’m not the biggest fan of lip-chewing, hair-twirling Kristen Stewart, or the wide-eyed, blank face expert Dakota Fanning. I love rock and roll (so put another dime in the jukebox, baby) as much as the next person, but these two starring in a movie about an all-girl, teen sensation, flash in the pan band from the 1970s? I just didn’t think they could pull it off. Hey, at least I’m big enough to admit I was wrong. The Runaways rocked the Joan Jett / Cherie Currie backstory’s pants off (literally), and I’ll be buying the soundtrack, which features K-Stew and D-Fan singing the blasts from the past.