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Old 10-16-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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What can I say? I'm in the minority here that liked Footloose. My daughter (15) was wanting to see it, so we saw it today and really enjoyed it.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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At this point it is obvious that re-makes are for the newer generations who are too young to either have seen or know about the original one. Those who are fans of the original often do not care for the remake of their favorite movies and movie-makers know that hence their target audience being the younger, CGI-favoring dimwits. Film-makers want to make as much money from a tried-n-true plot by using newer technology as well as actors who are currently in the limelight so the audience can relate to the story and enjoy the movie better. Let's face it, the more remakes you know of, the older you are! =(
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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This wasn't really a remake, but Tron Legacy was far better than the first one
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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Everybody cut, everybody cut.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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I'm just holding my breath they don't go anywhere near Sixteen Candles. The day that happens....ARGH!
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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That being said, I think the best 'remake' of Footloose is the movie "Totally Awesome" (2006). It's totally stupid but also totally funny.


Totally Awesome DANCING IS MY LIFE! - YouTube
I enjoyed that film as well.
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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Saw the remake yesterday....have to say it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. (I was 15 when the original was released..) The lead in to the reason dancing/music was banned was better explained than the in original. Willards character seemed a bit less "dim" than Chris Penns portrayal. Which I enjoyed. Rusty? Ehh give or take. Ren? Kevin Bacon will always be the better of the two. Ariel? Jullianne Hough is/was much better. Could be the looks...could be the dancing?!?!?
Chuck Cranston was also a much better character in the original
I could have done without the remakes of all the songs...
The reuse of some of the classic lines was done well...

Overall, I'd say it is an okay remake...maybe a 6 out of 10...
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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Rented from Redbox last night.......my take on it:

I know the original Footloose almost by heart......dialogue and scenes. There was a LOT of dialogue in the second Footloose that was in the first. The second one was definitely more up-to-date with all the drinking of beer and foul language (at any moment I expected to hear the "f" bomb, but didn't happen). This movie was filmed entirely in Georgia whereas the first movie was more of a western town (with a grain mill). There were no blacks in the first movie either. In this movie, everyone drove a car or truck while in the first movie the high school kids drove motorcycles and cars. The first movie had the tractor face-off in a farm/field type place while the second was on a racetrack with buses. The fight scene, at the end of the first Footloose, was a lot less violent than the one in the second/new one. Ren smoked a cigarette in the first movie, nobody smoked in the second. There were a number of scenes that were sort of duplicated from the first.

Which one did we like the best......Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer for sure!!
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