I'm gonna cut loose... Footloose

The new remake of Footloose comes out this Friday.  Frankly, when I heard that they were remaking the movie...I forced my husband to listen to my 20 minute presentation on "why we shouldn't change a good thing".  Also known as, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".  To which he responded, with his copious knowledge of all things random, "Most of the current movies are remakes of something".  At this point he began listing several movies I was saddened to learn were remakes.  But, I digress...back to THIS remake. 

I just hope it doesn't disappoint.  Although, I am already disappointed with the actor they chose to play Willard.  Other than that, though, I hope it doesn't disappoint.  I am hoping they just take the first one...and make it better (if that can be accomplished).  I'm sure, like many woman in my age group, this movie was a gold standard of movies.  Much like Dirty Dancing (which should never be remade, ever...never ever...end of story) and Grease (also, don't talk to me about any remakes), they just have something that made our childhood, our girlhood, better.  I got this movie way back in the 4th grade in my Christmas stocking (along with those two other gold standard movies) and I've watched it hundreds of times in my life.  I was even given the DVD (because my VHS was calling it quits) for my college graduation.  On top of that, I own and know every single word to every single song on the soundtrack.  Now, I love hip hop and dancing as much as the next person who thinks they can  get down with their bad selves...but you can never ever go wrong with "Dancing in the Sheets", or "Let's hear it for the boy", or the theme song of course..."Footloose".  I will most definately be a tough critic, in every aspect of this new movie.  I hope they do it justice.

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