I know that this movie came out a little bit ago but Clint and I just saw it and loved it!
I am a person who LOVES music, I always have Pandora playing and my stations range from Brad Paisley to Frank Sinatra. (I also have a Christmas station that I play year round).
A couple nights before we went to see the new Footloose I found out that Clint had never seen the original one starring Kevin Bacon. Since I am a lover of all classic 1980's movies I told him I owned it and we watched it.
Even though the movie is a tad corny I think it's great. The only thing about the original I don't like is Ariel. For some reason she gets on my nerves!
Honestly, going into the new movie I did not have that high of expectations since remakes usually are never better than the original.
The 2011 Footloose stars Kenny Wormald as Ren and Julianne Hough as Ariel. Something that the 2011 version did differently was cast two professional dancers as the leads. I think this really paid off for them because their dancing was amazing!
Also, they looked super cute together in every scene :)
Also, Julianne Hough did a great job as Ariel. For one, she did not get on my nerves and I actually really loved her. Secondly, I was pretty impressed with her acting ability. She hasn't been in that many movies and she had some difficult scenes that I thought she did flawlessly.
One character who stole the show in the old and new Footloose was definitley Willard!
Miles Teller plays Willard in this movie and he was so funny. Even Clint laughed at almost all of his scenes. If anything, he is 70% the reason you should go see it.
Another thing I loved about this movie was the incorporation of classic scenes from the old Footloose. First, being Ren's classic yellow beetle.
Another was the dance scene with Ren in the warehouse. It was a toss up between who did it better, Kevin or Kenny. I still don't really know because they both some really unique choreography.
The best part of the movie was definitley the last scene with all the kids at their dance. The music is awesome and of course so is the dancing. I literally was dancing in my seat!
So put on your Sunday shoes and go see it! :)