Considering that there is a 26 year difference between the two, that’s a good time difference. I know that there are people who have seen the classic probable can’t, as Jake Hertwig told me at the movie theater while I was on a potty and concessions break, “Can’t Give up the Bacon.” Yet, I didn’t feel like I gave up on the Bacon, but rather I got to try the same dish prepared with different ingredients.
But what made the movie better and equals to the original wasn’t the actors; but rather the music. The theme song of the movie still played, both at the start and at the end of movie with the same-if not very similar-dance number. Yet, my personal favorite dance scene was at the club/bar to the country like number:
I would say that this remake, all though not what every Footloose fan may like; it’s still a fun watch. Mainly since the movie did stay try to the original while making a name for itself and we can’t completely compare the two since there is a near three decade difference between taste in dance, music, and film.