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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..
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.
Rather surprisingly I quite enjoyed this. Sure it's nonsense and cheesy as hell but I had a damn good time with it.
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.
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.
Okay, so I have so far enjoyed the movies that Craig Brewer has directed. 'Hustle & Flow' is, as far as I'm concerned, one of the greatest movies of recent years. And what isn't there to like about Christina Ricci tied to a radiator in 'Black Snake Moan'
And so, now we come to this. A film that I was drawn to watch, purely because it had Brewer's name attached to it. The kind of movie that I would never normally give the time of day to.
And I wish I hadn't. Hopefully , Brewer has taken the fat cheque he got for this and will go back to making the kind of movies that he's best at.
I didn't like the fact that they went from pop & rock n' roll to hip hop & country. Yes, it's somewhat more 'actual,' but it made the motion picture lose its magic and less of a classic than the original.
Though, I really like the fact that the used the bridge accident to start the movie, I saw it coming and I thought it was cool to show something the original didn't.
super entreataiment movie
If I remember correctly, this movie got a lot of hate. Undeserved. It is quite good. Yeah, the I-am-so-upset-I-need-to-angry-dance-my-troubles-away thing is kinda goofy, but overall there is much to like here.
Oops, I really enjoyed this. The plot is dumb as a skunk, but the dancing is great. Plus Julianne Hough is so attractive, like, it's just ridiculous.
Saw out of pure curiosity, but was kinda infuriated that they made a remake to begin with. Grr...Arrgh...
I have literally no idea why I watched this movie. And it's even more of a mystery why I kept going and didn't just stop halfway through.
Because this movie is bad. As in seriously bad.
But I just had a sluggish day and this seemed a good idea for some reason...
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Take Shelter
- Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
- Project Nim
- Only God Forgives
- The Cooler
- Holy Motors
- TRON: Legacy
Welcome to the Night!
Trying to make a list of movie posters with titles in neon lights :)
- Transformers Collection
- Maximum Overdrive
- Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
- G.I. Jane
- Jackass Collection
Guilty pleasures, fun with riffing, or entertainment for a sick day, what is your favorite bad movie? You know, the…