Year Of Release: 2011
Review Date: March 31, 2012
Running time: 113 minutes
Box Office Gross: $62,000,000
Site Rating: 0 out of 10 stars
I never saw the original "Footloose" in the 1980s that came out when I was a kid, but this remake is undeniably bad and looks cheaper than the clips available of the original. The original "Footloose" became wildly popular off the song of the same name by Kenny Loggins and the accompanying music video featuring actor Kevin Bacon dancing his butt off.
The movie remake has a flat soundtrack with no hits, to go with this corny, cliché, blasphemous and boring film. The fictitious story revolves around a small town in Georgia that has banned dancing as sinful. How cheesy. People danced in the Bible, which does not label it sinful (well, unless you're a stripper).
The 2011 "Footloose" features disrespectful scenes, such as a preacher, played by the ever odd and sacrilegious Dennis Quaid, slapping his daughter across the face in a church, after she tells him she is no virgin and men have been in her "panties." Typical Hollywood offending the church with its blasphemy.
I didn't care for the domestic violence in this movie either, via watching the same wayward young woman getting beaten up by her meathead boyfriend. Overall, this was not a good film and one you'd be better off skipping.