Movie Review – Footloose

It’s movie review day here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos. Today we’re seeing Footloose. I loved the original Footloose, so I have high expectations for this movie. I’m hoping it is as good as it looks.

 

The Verdict: OH. MY. GOSH. I can’t even believe how much I enjoyed this movie. We all know why I go see movies and read books. I want to be entertained. I want to immerse myself in someone else’s life. Most people have seen the original Footloose. I liked the original, but there were some parts in it that were lacking. For example, I thought it was sorta lame at the very end how all the kids who we were led to believe had never danced in their lives, all of a sudden looked like they should be in a broadway dance troupe. I went to high school dances. Please. It wasn’t like that. At least it wasn’t like that out in the sticks where I grew up.

The other thing that lacked in the original was the story line. Yeah, I knew Ariel’s brother got killed, but I didn’t empathize with her dad at all. I thought he was a close minded jerk. It wasn’t until the end, when he and his wife danced that you saw a little glimpse of the man. We all know that Ariel was supposed to be a bad girl, but she seemed almost too bad for me to believe that she actually would have fell for Wren.

I was worried about Julianne Hough playing this role. Sure, we know she can dance, but I was afraid she might be a little too old. Was I wrong. She plays the part of hurt wild child perfectly. She really was a good girl, she was just acting out in all the wrong ways. I guess what I’m saying is they made a few script changes in this remake that really beefed up the plot. And those revisions made me care a lot more.

They also kept some things exactly the same as the original. I won’t tell you what they are because when you see them, you’ll be like, Awwww, wow.

Here’s how I felt about this movie. I loved it. It’s one of those rare remakes where the new version is better than the original.

So I went to my class reunion. There was this guy there that I hadn’t seen in like forever. We’d had some good times, way back when. I expected this guy to show up at the reunion balding and with a beer gut. Boy, was I wrong. There he was out on the dance floor. So adorably handsome. He’d been through some rough times recently, but he had a passion about him that you couldn’t deny. I’d been dating some real losers lately. They were hot, but they didn’t treat me so well. This guy, I figured for a fun little hookup. You know, for old times sake. I looked hot, danced all sexy for him. Hey, it worked on the douche I was dating, but it didn’t work on him. He was different. I tried to get him to kiss me. He wouldn’t. Told me he would someday. Someday couldn’t come soon enough. But we had to get through some things first. I had to dump the loser. I had to come to terms with my parents and some things I kept holding on from my past. Then he kissed me. It was such a great kiss, I wanted to clap when it was over. Then he took me out dancing, and we had THE. BEST. TIME. EVER. I’m not sure if it will ever be more than that, but we definitely had a good time. I will totally be STALKING HIM!!!!

Just a reminder of how we rank movies here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos:

One Star = Walk of shame. I was in last night’s dress, carrying my shoes as I rushed off. I can’t believe I wasted my time on him and pray no one I know sees me.

Two Stars = Bad date. He didn’t really do anything wrong, we just didn’t have any chemistry. Maybe he just wasn’t my type. I probably won’t answer if he calls.

Three Stars =Hookup. We had a great night together. Don’t know if it will be more than that, but it was sure fun while it lasted.

Four Stars = Stalking him. What a night! We danced, we kissed. Now if I could just get him to call me.

Five Stars = Happily ever after. I love him! I want to marry him, have his babies, and live happily ever after.