Footloose

PG-13 for dance moves so cool that they are literally illegal 

 

With any remake, you have to ask yourself two questions: Why this movie? And why now?

Except you don’t need to bother, because I’ve already done the heavy mental lifting for you:

1. Why this movie?

Because it is a timeless tale of dancing and triumph.

2. Why now?

Thomas Jefferson famously said that there ought to be a revolution every 19 years, so that each new generation could claim freedom as its own. Similarly, each new generation must remake the movies of its parents’ youth, replacing the dancing with something sexier and more modern, something that will never look cheesy and dated.

Also, the original looks really cheesy and dated.

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