Full Movie Reviews
patjohnson76 - wrote on 03/27/2012
I don't have a problem with this film being remade, but I do have a huge problem with how it was done. There was a decision to try to appeal to both fans of the original and try to update the story. The result just doesn't work. A town banning music and dancing is much more believable in 1984 than 2011, and much of the lines in a modern time seem more cliche and unbelievable.
Of course, that's just a minor problem. The real problem is the fact that they mostly cast dancers instead of actors, moved the story to the south and countrified the music and characters, and clearly only have scenes because they were in the original. As a result you get poor acting, a story that's a mess, and just a disaster all around.
But I do still appreciate the irony that in a town where dancing is …
MovieAddict - wrote on 02/03/2012
Ren, (Kenny Wormwald) a senior in high school is sent from Boston, Massachusetts to live with his Uncle Wes (Ray McKinnon) and family to the small town of Bomont after his mom dies. The rude awakening comes when he finds out that Bomont has strict laws against loud music and dancing which was pushed by the Reverend Shaw (Dennis Quaid) after his son and four friends were killed driving home from a dance.
After a few run-ins with the law, Ren is quickly labeled as a "trouble maker" by the school administrators and Rev. Shaw which complicate matters when he falls for the reverend's hot daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough from DWTS) who shares his passion for dancing. Thus Ren decides to take on the town, what happens next well that's what you find out when you watch the movie.
trophywife - wrote on 10/25/2011
As a teenager growing up in the 80's, the original 'Footloose' was the go-to movie for memorable quotes, classic dance moves, and the best all around "sticking it to authority figures" storyline a girl my age at that time could dream of. Imagine my pleasure, then, when a couple of decades or so later, a remake of Footloose has me feeling almost as giddy as my former 13 year old self-and the urge to get up and dance was calling my name---LOUDLY.
THE GOOD: I'll be perfectly honest and say that, although I loved the original version of the film, there is a part of me that feels just a little bit embarrassed when I watch it now---mostly because of the dated hair and clothing styles. And let's be frank: who dances like that anymore? I mean, besides nerdy middle aged people like …