|I loved the original Footloose. Why remake it?
I am so very sad this weekend with the remake of Footloose. You know how upset I was about my other childhood favorite remake, Karate Kid. I loved everything about the original Footloose, but of course Kevin Bacon had a lot to do with my Footloose obsession.
At age 12, I loved the music. I knew the words to every single song on the soundtrack. I loved the style of the clothing everyone wore -- I wasn't even into cowboy boots, but it worked in Footloose. As a preteen, I wanted to someday attend a prom. I wanted to drive an old VW Bug. I wanted to live in the country and hang out at a cool burger joint.
I wanted a boyfriend with messy, spiked hair. In fact, Footloose pretty much started the spiked hair trend for the average kid. I remember wanting my hair to stick up like Ren's. I read in Seventeen that I needed something called mousse to do it. Back in 1984 mousse was almost impossible to find.
Why remake one of my childhood favorites? Why mess with a good thing? Why not just touch it up and re-release the originals?