Footloose remake exceeds expectations, may be new hit

Abby Bamburg, Entertainment Editor

Loose, footloose, kick off your Sunday shoes.
Please, Louise, pull me off of my knees.
Jack, get back, c’mon before we crack.
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose.

A remake of the 1984 hit movie Footloose hit theaters on Oct. 14.
Newcomer (Kenny Womald) takes on the good-looking male lead of Ren. He’s a Boston native taken in by his uncle who lives in a small town named Bomont, Texas. Ren catches the eye of a girl, Ariel (Julianne Hough), who isn’t exactly what he expected from a preacher’s daughter.
The plot includes a car accident where five high school seniors were killed after going to a dance. Ever since then, the church and the leaders of Bomont have made loud music and unsupervised dancing illegal. This has caused revolt and many teens to break the rules. Ren decides to take a stand against the law because of his love to dance.
This flick is not only hilarious but also charming. The town seemed so isolated from the rest of the world, and many jokes about rednecks add humor to the movie.
Ariel starts out insecure and rebellious, but then grows as a person when she meets Ren, because he treats her right, which is very refreshing for the viewer to see.
One of my favorite things about this film is the wide variety of music in it. They have everything from rap, to country, to music from the original Footloose soundtrack.
The movie stays true to the original, with the exception of a few scenes. The main difference between the two is that the remake is much more modern and up-to-speed when it comes to the popularity of music and technology.
Some people could argue it got corny at times, but I thought it created humor and romance.
You get invested in the characters quickly. You feel bad for both Ariel and Ren and want them to end up together.
Although there is a lot of violence in the movie, it creates suspense and makes you wonder what will happen next.
This movie is upbeat and fun while still having a serious and emotional side with a good message.
Footloose is one of my favorite movies and I can tell it will be a huge hit this year.