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Surprise! Your kids will love it just like you did back in '84!,
This review is from: Footloose (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)They remade Footloose? I groaned when I even thought about how bad this was going to be. I liked the original, and didn't even consider seeing this when it came out at the theatre. Flash forward to a cold and rainy night, and my teenage kids decide to rent this on pay per view. I groan again, thinking how awful this is going to be. I couldn't even watch it, so I puttered around the house doing everything else but sit there and watch a somewhat iconic movie be destroyed. Two hours later, and my kids could not stop talking about it. They loved it. Curious, I plopped down and watched it. They wanted to see it again. I was shocked. The first thing that grabs your attention is how my kids kept thinking the clothes and hair were cool. I told them that in the ancient 80's, we used to flip our collars up, have our pants cinched at the ankles, and wear our hair short on the sides and long on top. I also told them we used to dance. It was a blast from the past, but a bridge to the present. The story seemed fresh to the teenagers, and was even fresh to me. The dancing is great. The acting is decent, and this movie is fun. There are a few scenes that are not appropriate for younger kids (a girl having sex for the first time, drug references, underage drinking, a girl getting slapped by her boyfriend, some swearing), but very tame stuff when compared to the groundbreaking stuff John Hughes did in the 80's. It was a way to connect with the kids. The movie is certainly way better than expected. Way better than the garbage some remakes are. Well done. Well done indeed.
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Initial post: Aug 13, 2012 1:34:06 PM PDT
Joyce R Watson says:
I totally agree with you on that! I just now rented it over the weekend, and was still cringing when I put it in my DVD player. I was really impressed! Not much of a fan on remakes. But this was is a thumbs up!
Posted on Aug 18, 2013 10:33:20 AM PDT
Michele McCune says:
The first time I watched it, I fell in love with the movie, the dancing scenes were awesome, loved the country line-dancing, I think the way they danced would be fun to learn, and I cracked up laughing when Ren was teaching Wilard how to dance, and I thought some scenes were not appropriate, like the sex scene, the slapping, and drinking but the drug part in a way teaches kids to say no to drugs like Ren did when he told the guy he didn't want it and tried to give it back to him, but other than that it was awesome, Kenny Wormold, and Julianne Hough were great together <3
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