Sound Off: Craig Brewer's 'Footloose' Remake - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
October 14, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Everybody cut Footloose! Kevin Bacon, 1984, the Angry Dance, the yellow Beetle, everyone remebers Footloose. Now it's time for the new updated 2011 version of Footloose, presented specially by Craig Brewer, director of Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan prior. Starring as Ren MacCormack is newcomer Kenny Wormald, and Julianne Hough plays Ariel Moore, but how is this remake? Is it as great as some, myself included, are saying? How is Wormald in the "Kevin Bacon role"? Once you've seen it, leave a comment below and tell us your thoughts on the new Footloose!
To light the tires and fuel the fires, I really enjoyed this new Footloose, quite a bit actually. I think it's a very impressive, very entertaining, match-up to the original, using a lot of the same story and structure as the original, sometimes even the same dialogue, but without losing an energy and excitement that I think comes specifically from Brewer's refreshingly funky filmmaking. I will truly admit that seeing this made me a fan of Kenny Wormald, I had no idea who he was but was extremely impressed by his charisma and talent, giving his all just like Kevin Bacon did, too. It's amusing and yea it plays a bit to a high school age, but that's expected, and not much of a detraction. If you can kick back and enjoy it, there's a great movie to be found.
What did you think of the 2011 Footloose? An fun, worthy remake, or simple waste of time? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!