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A Quick Tip by djevoke

  • Mar 19, 2012
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Thank GOD for Redbox and that I only spent $1 on this. I'm a sucker for dance movies...sometimes this is good (Step Up franchise, Flashdance, DIrty Dancing) and sometimes this is bad. This remake definitely falls under the latter. Supposedly the lead Ren (Kenny Wormald) is a professional dancer and was JT's back-up dancer and we all know Julianne Hough from her Dancing With The Stars performances. I couldn't tell that they were professionals AT ALL. She just ended up doing a mix of shit kicking and grinding while he...well, I can't quite describe it. They had a black character that was supposed to represent hip-hop (I know, don't get me started...) but, couldn't have been further off than the hip-hop dancing that mainstream movie audiences have grown accustomed to seeing on the big screen. Overall, I wasn't impressed.

The back story was the same as the original Footloose, in my memory with the town outlawing dancing and blah blah blah. That part, of course, was decent. The dancing was abominable except for one cutesy line dancing scene that was two seconds long. But, the original Footloose with Kevin Bacon (who wasn't a professional dancer and did a MUCH better job than the alleged professional in this remake) was far better than this one. Yes, it didn't have dance battles or a super deep plot but, it was relevant, the music fit the era it was filmed, and it was a fun movie to watch.

The adults in the movie (Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, the guy who played Ren's boss and the prinicipal) were all decent. They all played their respective roles well and helped to hold up this movie or at least they tried. But, at the end of the day, a dancing movie needs to have impressive dance scenes and give the audience something fun and new. This one did neither of those things. I definitely DO NOT recommend this one!
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March 21, 2012
I saw the first part of this the other night - I agree with your rating; it sucked and I turned it off!
April 08, 2012
March 20, 2012
What no Kevin Bacon or Lori Singer? Did they stand between the moving cars at least? Nice write-up. You may want to consider making this a full review as it is a lot longer than a quick tip.
April 08, 2012
Usually when I start a Quick Tip, it tends to be longer than I thought and that's because it turns into a rant lol No Kevin or Lori..I think they may have raced school buses but, I can't clearly remember.
March 19, 2012
eh. I wasn't too sure about this one anyhoo. How have you been, Sam?
April 08, 2012
Yeah, it sucked! I've been good Woo! I haven't been on here in so long, bad Sam, bad! Life's good and busy. How are you?
March 19, 2012
Good to know - I didn't much care for the original, to be honest.
April 08, 2012
Yeah, it's definitely brain candy territory :)
March 19, 2012
Many viewers will go to the show to see specific personalities like Dennis Quaid and others.
April 08, 2012
This is true! He was the best actor in the movie!
April 08, 2012
I agree.
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review by . October 15, 2011
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Star Rating:         I went into Footloose with very low expectations, since I knew the filmmakers had very little to work with. The original 1984 film, directed by Herbert Ross and starring Kevin Bacon, may have provided us with some classic ‘80s songs but was woefully inadequate in all other fields, including plot, character, and theme. Although this new version tells virtually the exact same story, and although it copies specific scenes and lines of dialogue …
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