[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.
Remakes never get a fair crack of the whip when they come out regardless of the quality of the film or the faithfulness they show to the original. Footloose was an eighties musical drama that made a star out of Kevin Bacon and helped him become a household name in the States. It was corny, cheesy, filled with awful dialogue, but had a soundtrack that struck a chord with a teenage audience that simply loved it. So why remake it? Well 27 years later times have changed along with our tastes in music, so it must have been for a bucketload of cash? So how does it compare to Kev's version?
Pros & Cons of 2011 Footloose:
1./Lori Singer is…
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.
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.
Nice Casting !
Footloose: Rebel with a Cause
A funny thing about nostalgia, we tend to (deliberately) forget that our memories are lying to us. Things weren’t as good as our brains have remixed them into. It’s probably a evolution, survival thing. So in anticipation of seeing the release remix/rebirth of ‘Footloose’, I dug out the original.
My memories have being lying to me for years.
Don’t get me wrong, as a teenager of the 80s, I grew up on a diet of ‘Footloose’, ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Flashdance’ etc and loved them all. But the original ‘Footloose’ is a very flawed movie. Great, but it felt unfinished, flat characters and many unresolved elements. As if it’s a sketch, a rough plan of what could…
This one I really liked the story line and I felt the cast all did a fine job. I find it well worth the time put in to watch it. Compared to the original? While that is something I don't normally like to do I will say this one seems to over explain the plot...more in your face. Has the viewers in general really lost that much of an attention span that everything must be explained step by step? Over-all I feel comfortable recommending this one.
i was in a national tv commercial for this movie. phenomenal.
SAW: at home, with Jessica (laid up after ankle surgery)
i only did it for miles
This movie is a remake of the 1984 movie. And I got to say that it is good. The performances is good. Directing by Craig Brewer is great. Score is outstanding as well as effect. "This movie is a movie that you will have fun watching in after as well as effect. "This movie is a movie that you will have fun watching in after it's done."
Footloose (Craig Brewer, 2008) 6/10
Cinematography is one of the most male-dominated roles in filmmaking. Furthermore, not a single female has ever been nominated by…