[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
There comes a time to cut loose.
City kid Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock 'n' roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
At first I was like there to support my wife in her time of need, but then it was like fuck me this is chin scratchingly entertaining... in fact I could say that I quite liked this film! I never saw the original but I suspect this is a close replica because it is littered with 80s feel-good happy outcomes that you just don't see in modern masterpieces such as the Time Travelers Wife. The bad guys are straight out of Beano and the good guys totally curb stomp them without sweating up their bouffants; skills to mother fucking burn. When your down a hip-flask of Russia's finest that sort of feel goodery brings a tear to the eye. Plus…
"You say Ren is not good enough for your daughter. Well, Reverend, I could argue it's the other way around."
Yeah, it's got A LOT of flaws. But it's a celebration of life and joy, and it always makes me feel good. Plus. I adore Julianne Hough. If I had time, I would probably watch Rock of Ages this morning, too (I own DVD, BR, and iTunes versions -- well, the DVD came with the BR).
"Wait. Jump back. Are you kidding me? *Dancing* is against the law?"
1st.. The whole film is about, people should be afraid of iPods.
2nd.. Kenny Wormald is nothing compare to Kevin Bacon.
3rd.. Dennis Quaid is not half the character John Lithgow was.
4th. There is a serious religious cult in that town..
I watched this on a plane. The story line was preachy and infuriating. It contained some of the most irritatingly self-involved characters. After 30 mins, I took the moral high ground and fell asleep.
My only reason for watching this was director Craig Brewer. He does a decent enough job of capturing the fun/spirit of comparable films from the 80s, but that's about the only good thing about the film. Both of the two leads are horrible, lacking even a drop of charisma between the two of them. The supporting actors are all much better than the two leads, and the actor who looks/acts like the love child of Jack Black & Phillip Seymour Hoffman is severely underutilized. Honestly, the JB/PSH love child kid looks much more like the kind of student who would start a petition to change some law, than the pretty boy lead does.
In summation, this movie delivers a somewhat decent & classic movie watching experience, but is lacking in every other department.
Didn't quite hold up on a second watch, however this new adaptation of the 80s classic Footloose is fun, funny and a toe-tappingly great watch!
The actors for the most part are adequate, and the dancing thankfully showcases several styles of dance, rather than a highlight reel of Stomp The Yard.
Unfortunately, the script let me down big-time on re-watch and I really felt the clunkiness of the dialogue, which I felt I missed first time around due to the fact that I was wrapped up in the magic of a Footloose remake.
Good fun, and a great light watch.
["Mirotic" playing softly in the background somewhere.]
really good movie
My one issue with this remake is the music. Too much country and hip hop, which I do like, but, Footloose is about ROCK music being outlawed. The original has one of the best soundtracks ever. The music just didn't deliver the power in this one - Blake Shelton's Footloose rendition is awful. Also, I never did warm up to Kenny Wormald's Ren - he was too spray tanny. However, it is a carbon copy remake otherwise so it's too hard to dislike it entirely and once again I love Miles Teller.
You'll spend the entire time wondering what decade they're trying to set this story in. Points for Miles Teller's doofy character bits.
Tips its hat to the original film and music while creating its own charm.
It's as vapid as the original but seems even less effective. I can't quite explain why, but let me try: when Kevin Bacon in the original is dancing his frustration away in the deserted building, we feel something. In this one, the choreography is nice but the emotions are simply not there.
Everything seems to be a pale copy of the older version... And as much as I enjoy Denis Quaid, he can't quite achieve the level John Litgow reached in the 1984 version.
Umm. Full disclosure. I told my wife we should watch this. Rotten Tomatoes score wasn't bad. All I can say was wow. Damn movie tried too hard. Wanted to be a redneck version of Step Up. Dennis Quaid was no John Lithgow.
I like Kenny Wormald a lot, but this remake was 100% unnecessary and to be honest, it fell short, just as I predicted. The original is always, ALWAYS better.
The most pointless remake in the history of remakes?
The only thing I liked better about this one compared to the original is Julianne Hough.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- American Pie
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Take Shelter
- Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
- Project Nim
This list will be of no real interest to anybody else but it helps me keep an easier track of…
- Only God Forgives
- The Cooler
- Holy Motors
- TRON: Legacy
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Trying to make a list of movie posters with titles in neon lights :)