What do you get when you mix Kevin Bacon with a city that does not allow music and dancing? You get Footloose. In the 80’s, the original Footloose was released. The reviews were mixed; but this movie has managed to stay in the spotlight since the 80’s and eventually was remade into a 2011 movie.
I cannot deny that the 80’s version and the 2011 version are both good; yet I personally am impartial to the original, as most often the originals are better altogether. Regardless of what movie you prefer, the plot is the same. A small towns’ challenge of banning music and dance and a city boy’s journey to breaking that ban and having a senior prom.
Simple enough. Not a difficult plot; not something hard to follow. This is a no brainer movie; you don’t have to focus hard; if you happen to get up to refill a drink or run to the restroom, you will not need to rewind for fear that you missed some intricate part of the plot. It’s PG-13 rating keeps it appropriate; although the original had a PG rating.
The new version holds true to the old. It is fun and simply targets a teenage crowd – rebelling against the walls their society has built around them. If nothing else, the soundtrack of the original movie has remained steady throughout time. The new released movie held true to the original; it maintained many of the songs, just altering them to a degree; essentially making them a bit more countrified.