June 22 2011

Footloose Movie Trailer; A Remake We Didn’t Need

I have no clue why anyone felt like Footloose needed to be remade, but it’s happened, and it’s coming our way this way October.

Based on the 1984 film of the same name, Footloose follows the story of a preacher who works to ban dancing in his town after several teenagers we killed after a night of partying.  An outsider comes into town, hooks up with the preacher’s daughter and they get the city to dance!

If you’ve never seen the original, yes, that really is the plot of the film.

One of the most notable aspects of the film is it was the vehicle that really brought Kevin Bacon to the attention of the world.  He had already gotten attention in Diner, but it was Footloose that got him noticed by younger folks.  It was certainly not high art, but it was entertaining enough.

What the world definitely did not need was a remake.  This one stars someone named Kenny Wormald that has a less than impressive resume, and Julianne Hough who is best known for being one of the professionals on Dancing With the Stars.  In other words, I’m not sure what to expect from the acting, but I’m not holding my breath for anything spectacular.

Here’s the trailer for the 2011 remake of Footloose … this just looks painful.

Why, Hollywood? Why do you do this to us? Did we anger you in some way?

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