Footloose - Movie Review

Footloose is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name which follows Ren McCormack (Kenny Wormald) who moves from Boston to small town Bomont to live with his aunt and uncle after the death of his mother. He makes friends with Willard (Miles Teller) at school and quickly becomes smitten on Rev. Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid)'s rebel daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) who has a bad boyfriend. Through Willard and his classmates, he discovers that dancing and loud rock 'n' roll music is outlawed and decides it is his duty to bring the fun back into town.

I must confess as a person who has never seen the original before, the movie was kind of ho-hum. I think the problem was that they tried to update the movie yet still keep it in the 80s style so it didn't quite mesh. Sure they put in iPods but the rest of the movie seemed to be straight from the 80s including hairstyles and clothing. I also wasn't keen on the dancing style. I loved the footwork but the rest is so...flingy...almost like a seizure. 

Ren kind of reminds me of Wade Walker from Crybaby in his looks for some reason. I thought the scene where Ren dances angrily alone in the warehouse was kind of strange and out of the blue but apparently the original movie also had this it makes sense.

One thing I really loved was the soundtrack! Especially the opening and closing song: Footloose. It is such an awesome song to dance to!

Footloose opens in theatres Friday, October 14, 2011.

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1 comment:

WW said...

Haha!  I love that you described the dance moves as a seizure.  The dancing was cool .. just didn't go with the music they had.