The memories are starting to come back to me now, parties with everyone shutting “Footloose” and “Footloose”, and everybody kicking their feet in a circle to the music. Those parties were great and the original movie was amazing, now enter 2011 and we’re about to see a remark of this classic that millions will remember.
You can see the new Footloose movie trailer below this article, which shows Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald trying to go where Kevin Bacon did back in 1984. The movie will be released on October 14, and with this new video hitting the web in the last few hours, it went social in minutes.
We’re seeing mixed reactions on the official Facebook page, with some users watching the new trailer and getting a feeling that this remake will “destroy the original”. Another fan said “I think it will be good, however not as good as original.nothing is as good as an original”. One common stance from the Facebook fans is one of Hollywood running out of ideas. Do you think this is the case?
Some movie goers should open their minds a little, as we’ve seen plenty of remakes that were better than the original, and while most are not, this could be one of the good ones so counting it out before we’ve seen the reviews is plain stupid. As one Facebook user put it “Don’t be so close minded! Not all remakes are bad. As a child of the 80’s I’m curious to see how it turns out”.
Twitter does not get much better, and the social site is full of complaints after watching the trailer. Again, people seem to think it’s still those behind the movie running out of ideas, and the pain is evident again with one tweet stating, “Just saw the trailer for the Footloose remake. I think a small piece of me just died”.
Have a watch of the new Footloose trailer below and give us your take. Personally I think the movie deserves a chance. It will be interesting how the old school sounds are taken by the new generation, while I remember Footloose at parties, my children think about new age Hip Hop and Street Dance.