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'm not a fan of the original Kevin Bacon foot-tapper Footloose, I find it way too cheesy and irritating, so when I first heard about the remake, naturally, I was very skeptical.
To my pleasant surprise, I absolutely loved it. This is my 3rd viewing of the 2011 remake and I'm certain it won't be my last. It's fast-paced, energetic and extremely fun, and one of the most underrated films of recent times in my opinion. One of my favourite things about it is how it brings the core themes of the original and projects them onto a completely modern and fresh take of the story and it's characters.
I can't quite understand why the majority are so against Footloose, I think it's a prime example of having a resoundingly fun time with a film.
Uuuummmm it was okaaayyy
To Christian for my taste.. Julianne Hough is at least as hot as ever :)
My kids like this one better. I like the old one better.
Miles Teller is awesome. The rest of the film is messy and overly convoluted, with plot threads being dropped and picked up all over the shop. The central romance isn't convincing and neither, really, is the premise of the film... and the grand finale is cringeworthy. Still, though, Miles Teller learning to dance in a cowboy hat. I'll take that.
I adored Craig Brewer's first two films (Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan) so, despite being wary of a Footloose remake, went into this with a fair degree of goodwill. Unfortunately, although there are flashes of his trademarked southern-fried spark, Footloose is a misfire. It feels like five hours of footage that's been edited down to two. There's no thematic coherence whatsoever (who's right? who's wrong? who cares? it'll change around in a few minutes anyway) and myriad red herring subplots that go nowhere.
Kenny Wormald is a curiously miscast lead whose Ren McCormack is stuck somewhere between irritatingly arrogant and kinda creepy/sociopathic. Very hard to like at all. The highlight of the film is the ever-watchable Miles Teller as…
Shallow and too many issues going on.
Um, so, it exists. I watched it. I am very sad now.
I'd been curious about this remake... would they have something fresh and new to contribute? Now... having seen it, I'd have to say, "No." In fact I'm surprised to see how faithfully they mapped this version to the original... except for the naivete and silly verve that made the original Footloose a film very hard to resist.... and Kevin Bacon into a film icon. Aside from the introduction of a considerable number of non-white actors - though none of them in central roles - this film felt like it was afraid to stray far from the first one... and because of that it lost its chance to generate its own, unique sense of purpose.
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