But somehow, all of the catchiness of the original tunes seems to have been stripped from these new ones. Ren -- never one to toe the line -- challenges the ban, simultaneously revitalizing Bomont and falling in love with the clergyman's troubled daughter Julianne Hough. Our Lord is testing us. I am happy that a few of the original songs were in it. The casting was hit and miss.
The rest of the film that surrounds these scenes is dull and lifeless, moving at a snail's pace and just going through the motions. Footloose 2011 Being a teenager is tough, and no one knows this better than Ren McCormack, a city kid with a strong feeling for music. The story is similar to the original but here the obstacles felt contrived especially the confrontations with the trashy boyfriend. He didn't have to here. I would be lying if I did not think the most memorable tracks in the film were the two original ones that somehow were deemed okay to fit into the film. It became almost pixalated, little blocks of pictures. Usually remakes are for big block busters where today's technology and special effects can outshine the feeble attempts of the past and make a great story better by sucking the audience in.
Her job is to referee the battles between her husband and their daughter and to provide another point of view when it's needed. Don't hate me Kevin Bacon, but given the athleticism of today's dancers, I like this one better than yours. That said, I thought the movie was entertaining and I love Julianne Hough. Among them, my only son. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , Comedy drama Production Co: Dylan Sellers Zadan, Meron Weston Pictures Distributors: Paramount Pictures Keywords: , , , , , , ,. The authorities of the town happen to include Ariel's father who is a minster. Julianne Hough, the female lead, at least attempts to act.
Ren is determined that they are going to have a senior prom. Wormald is a poor substitute for Bacon, and is an even worse lead for a major motion picture. Ariel's father is finally starting to see that Ren is not the person he thought he was and actually cares for his daughter and relents. A few years prior, a fatal accident involving five youths led local councilmen and a beloved clergyman Dennis Quaid to enact ordinances against loud music and dancing. There were a couple things that lost the movie for me. It may not have had the best acting as the original or carried the same weight, but it was a feel-good movie that put a smile on a my face.
But that is where the enjoyment ends. His name is Ren McCormick and he has recently lost his mother to cancer. She makes a great dance partner for Wormald, but for what little shred of chemistry she has, it is made totally moot when he opens his mouth. City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. Being a teenager is tough, and no one knows this better than Ren McCormack, a city kid with a strong feeling for music. After a horrific accident takes the lives of five high school seniors, the town of Bomont, Tennessee outlaws a number of activities for the teenage populace including dancing. I'm glad the film starts with that horrific wreck, it's a great illustration of the hazards of drinking and driving! When Ren falls in love with the reverend's daughter, Ariel Moore, the music pauses and Ren needs to shape up or make dancing a legal activity once again.
And yet, five of Bomont's brightest have lost their lives. Ren is prepared and even has bible verses ready to back him up in his argument. Footloose is full of music and dancing to be enjoyed by the audience. So it was with all that in mind that I saw this remake with an open head. » The 80s version had more energy and focus. He looks frightened and confused for the majority of the film, and quivers through most of his lines. Ren's life changes when he moves to a small town where rock-n-roll and dancing are criminal activities.
Footloose is a movie made in 2011. Overall, I would recommend this movie as an entertaining dance movie. I was a teen when the original movie came out, and I also live near Lehi, Utah where it was filmed which made me think fondly of the movie whenever I drove by the Lehi Roller Mills. Ren's life changes when he moves to a small town where rock-n-roll and dancing are criminal activities. Still, having the actor Miles Teller playing the same role done by Chris Penn nearly 30 years before in learning to dance and enjoying himself as a result was still a highlight in both versions. When we are asking our God why this had to happen. The group dancing and modern street style dancing isn't well choreographed and isn't exciting.
And the soundtrack to this updated version is absolutely fantastic!! Ren's hard work is quickly shot down when the town will not back down from their ban on dancing. Now I will be the first to admit that this new remake does have a handful of fun scenes and astonishing dance choreography. Well, for the most parts the movie was a remake of the first. Overall, I absolutely love this movie, but still watch the original now and then too. Worse yet, the soundtrack is a totally forgettable affair. Granted, I wasn't around when the original was released and don't have the attachment to it of teens of that time, but I appreciated this movie.
An accident, in which five teenagers were killed after a night out, shocked the small town's community. Will is country and proud. The line dancing is enjoyable, but the grudge race using school buses left me cold. I basked in the glory of hearing Kenny Loggins blasting, while watching the various pairs of feet dancing to the beat. The film had gone through a number of changes, and had plenty of room to improve on the original. What redeems the film from being the awful travesty it should be is Teller's performance as Willard. No parent should ever have to know the horror of burying their own child.
He has a distinctly Southern taste to his body of work, and practically forces it on this film. Although Ren is a city boy he quickly becomes friends with a country boy, Will Hewitt. I think that it was a perfect movie for my generation who didn't grow up watching the original. It had amazing dance sequences and great music that left me dancing out of the theater. And while Kenny Wormald won't make you forget Bacon in his iconic role, he's not too bad either. Meanwhile, a girl is capturing Ren's eye. I appreciate the clean-shaven look of the principal players - only the bad guys are scruffy.