I believe the remake of Footloose has come out, I’ve seen the trailer and I don’t like it much. Footloose from 1984 is by far a much better film in my opinion. There are some films you just shouldn’t make a remake of and this is one of them. So what is this film about? Ren McCormick (Kevin Bacon), a decidedly urban teen who’s transplanted to a small Midwestern town where dancing is outlawed. Recruiting his best pal, the quiet Willard (Chris Penn), and his girlfriend (Lori Singer), a clergyman’s daughter, Ren starts a revolution by moving to the beat
I seen a couple of Kevin Bacon’s interviews, and initially he didn’t know he was going to have to dance in the film, until he was cast and they told him that he would have to take dance classes, he also said in a separate interview he was mostly concerned with can he pull off being 17, does he even look 17? To research the project better, so he wanted to enroll in a local high school as a 17 year old (then 24) from Chicago, which he did, he then went on to say that that there was a shot in the movie where he’s walking down the hall for the first time, his instinct were to strut in kind of how John Travolta did in Saturday Night Fever, but it was nothing like that, he was actually scared to death thinking ‘keep my head down’ or someone was going to punch him in the face. Needless to say this was an amazing film, I will still watch the newer version but my love is for the original.
Check out the trailer, but I’m sure most of you have seen it