I grew up as a kid in the 80’s and early 90’s. There are some movies that are sacred. They make you remember a certain part of your life. I am not saying that Footloose was that for me, but man, I remember jamming to that Kenny Loggins cassette tape. I do not really agree with remakes of classic films. I never ever want to see a remake of The Goonies or Labyrinth. Hollywood seems to be on a remake and sequel streak that has no end. The “new” version of Footloose stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, and Dennis Quaid. I am assuming this takes place in present time and not in the 80’s but it is a little hard to tell, except for the music being used in the trailers. The first trailer is a teaser trailer, but it is very far away from anything I would consider a teaser trailer. Both trailers are surprisingly different, not a rehash of the previous trailer. I do not see myself seeing this film, but if some of my friends say that it is good, maybe I will give it a shot. I just don’t see a bunch of people being excited to see a movie about dancing to protest a city ban on dancing.
“Writer/Director Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, “Footloose.” Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.”
Footloose is in theatres October 14, 2011.