New ‘Footloose’ Movie Delivered Good Drama,Dancing,Humor & More
New ‘Footloose’ movie delivered good drama,dancing,humor & more. The new Paramount Pictures, remake, joint “Footloose” hit theaters this weekend. I just checked it out,and I thought it was done really well. What was surprising,is all the laughter it brought,which can be mostly attributed to actor Miles Teller who played character Willard. He spoke with thick, southern accent,and was a complete riot. The movie stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, Dennis Quaid,and Miles Teller.
In the flick,a couple of teenagers got killed,driving home from a party one night,and it freaks the town of Bomont out so much that they decide to set a whole bunch of new laws,including no dancing or staying out late. From there, it fast-forwards three years,and character Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) moves into town from Boston,Massachusetts to stay with his uncle after his mother died.
It’s not long before Ren gets annoyed with the town ,especially after getting pulled over for playing his music too loud. He immediately takes a liking to character Ariel Moore (Julianne Hough),but she’s currently dating some race car, driver, jerk named Chuck.
Ren also meets a couple of friends Willard and Woody. As the movie progresses, Ren finds out that the kids have to sneak around late at night in order to be able to dance and party. He also runs into a bit of trouble with Chuck once Chuck realizes that he’s into Ariel and Ariel is into him.
A couple of the male authority figures of the town,including Ariel’s father start having problems with Ren because they don’t like his unique,rebellious northern attitude. Eventually, Ren’s influence starts to rub off on his friends and the rest of the school,causing them to stand up for their dancing and partying rights,led by Ren,and it concludes with a big,classic Footloose party.
I liked watching the film. I think it stayed true to the original with few changes here and there to bring up-to-date a little more. I also don’t remember the original one being quite as funny as this one. It definitely had a lot of funny moments.
I thought Julianne Hough did great job as Ariel,and was sexy as hell. I thought Kenny Wormald was a good casting choice for the Ren character. However,it was a shame that Zac Efron didn’t stick with this film back in 2009 because I think he would’ve been great in it,and probably would’ve drawn a bigger crowd with all his fans.