Personally, not being a fan of anything “Twilight” related, I believe it to be a fine pick. Sure, Stewart seems a bit low key to BE Joan Jett, yet many of the same criticisms were made of Joaquin Phoenix for “Walk the Line”. That’s before Joaquin started the whole bearded rapper thing, mind you. Back then, these were edgy, female teenagers trying to break into the punk rock/indie music scene, they were not cut from the same cloth as Britney Spears. Sure, they had to have an attitude, and I’m sure Kristen Stewart will be able to pull off Jett’s mannerisms. As for the singing, well, that’s what movie magic is for. Let’s face it, the producers aren’t asking Stewart to play Courtney Love.
Honestly, when the movie is released, I believe it’s going to be a huge, unexpected success. What this world needs right now, musically speaking, is some moxy. Techno drums just don’t have the personality of a seventeen year old kid that picked up a guitar and started giving the world the finger. If this picture holds together, we may just see a return to some badly needed musical taste, and for Kristen Stewart, the possible chance to escape being forever known as “that vampire film chick”. I leave the uniformed with a back in the day clip of “The Runaways”…enjoy.