I’m a huge fan of the original 1984 Footloose â€“ I’ve memorized dialogue, bought the soundtrack in three different formats (and converted the CD to a fourth format), owned the LaserDisc, VHS, and two different versions of the DVD. When I catch this movie on HBO, I always take a cell phone shot and send it to my sisters, who so fervently love this movie as well. Given Hollywood’s penchant for remakes, why am I not surprised that Footloose has been remade? This is a goldmine in which everyone should have invested, because:
1) You’ll get the money from the adults (who were kids when the original came out) who might have a morbid curiosity as to how today’s filmmakers would treat such a hallowed property.
2) You’ll get money from them bringing their kids.
3) You’ll get money from everyone who’s responsible for the proliferation of the highly-rated musical television shows and films that have popped up right alongside the current deluge of remakes.
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