- Footloose(2011) is a remake of Footloose (1984). The story is the same. A town is devastated by the death of 5 high school seniors, which the preacher followed by the adults of the town blame on partying, dancing, drinking and music. As an answer to the towns loss a curfew and about 9 laws are put in place to protect the children.
Elizabeth’s Thoughts: This movie is not bad. It’s not great, but it is not bad. I suggest if you are going to see to also watch the original. Some of the scenes will then make sense because it looks like they try to pay homage to a lot of the 1984 elements in the 2011 version of the movie. If Uncle Wes looks familiar maybe you watch Sons of Anarchy or remember the coach from Blind Side.
- The music, they didn’t change too much of the old music except for destroying I need a Hero. I almost didn’t recognize it when they played it in the movie.
- Dancing. This movie is more like another Step Up film for the youth instead of Footloose for the younger generation. If I was dancing like that with a boy, law or not I am in trouble!
- The Bug
- Ren and Ariel’s prom outfits are like the original.
- Ren’s Yankee accent going in and out. It got to its strongest point towards the end of the movie and by then I couldn’t understand what he was saying.
- Bus race instead of tractor race.
- No Kevin Bacon! How cool would it be if he was the guy at the snack shack who looked up and said the Reverend was there.
- Julianne Hough, why was she in this?
I give this movie 3/5 red cowboy boots. Rent it or see it at the dollar movies.
Sunshine’s Thoughts: I really wanted to hate this remake, but I have to admit it was not half bad. The kid playing Ren had this weird predator look and a horrible accent, and Juliann Hough had some crazy blue eyes that made her look like a corpse, but all in all not that bad. The kid playing Willard had some hilarious lines and good dancing. This was almost a complete scene for scene remake, other than there being no tractor chicken fight, the remake of I Need A Hero, and the addition of some new music and “current” dances. The new dances were mostly grinding on poles, some crunking, and some intense line dancing. Overall, I would recommend waiting for a matinee or DVD, I give it 3 out of 5 red cowboy boots.