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Review: FOOTLOOSE (2011)

A lot of people reading this don’t need to be told why I’m doing a full review of the Footloose remake, but I guess I’ll do a refresher for those unaware. I’m a huge fan of writer/director Craig Brewer. I’m one of the few people who saw both his previous releases (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan) in theaters. I love both of those films, and through his writing and filmmaking abilities, Brewer had proven himself to be one of the few original voices in Hollywood’s vast sea of remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels, and adaptations. So it was with great dismay when it was announced his next movie was gonna be a remake of the 1984 classic, I was disappointed, to say the least. At first glance, it looked like he had sold out and dove headfirst into that sea of unoriginality that most of us claim to hate. Time passed, and the project was out of sight and out of mind…that is, until the first trailer for the film was released in July. I had a visceral reaction to that trailer, and dedicated an entire post on this blog to breaking down why I thought I was being proven right in my original fears.

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