Wolverine: You okay, Hayes? …Molly?
Molly: My mommy and daddy were bad people. They were always nice to me… they… they said they loved me, but—what he said…
Wolverine: No matter what that guy said, your parents loved you. Because super-villain or not, anyone who could raise a kid as good as you couldn’t have been all bad.
— Runaways v3, #10
The Runaways-Cherry Bomb (Live in Japan)
StormwindJack reviews movies: The Runaways
I like The Runaways. I liked the band, a kinda girl Ramones (No, I don’t want to get into an arguement with you, punk purists-I said kind of, aiiiight?) before the movie came out, but not enough that I knew it had Joan (I Love Rock and Roll/ Bad Reputation) Jett as it’s lead singer. I knew Cherry Bomb, Hollywood, Queens of Noise.
Anyway, I like this movie. Dokota Fanning grows up, making me feel like a massive creepo, K-Stew has the introverted rebel personna down pat and the music scenes are fucking awesome. I’m going so far as to say as this is my second favourite rock biopic since Almost Famous.
The Best Part: A supremely awkward scene in which Cherie Cure (Dakota Fanning) auditions for the band, with their sleazy dickwad producer Kim Fowley, sweating all over her.
The Worst Part: The shambling, stuttering end of the movie, which doesn’t have the guts to identify villians or heroes and doesn’t really finish any sort of story. Also the worst: Don’t hire Alia Shawkat (Maybe in Arrested Development) if you’re not going to give her any notable lines-thats just a fucking waste.