I was fortunate enough to see an advance screening of the new Footloose at the Hollywood Palms last night because my awesome and lucky sister Barb won tickets!
Barb and Me!
My nieces, Robyn and Layla.
80's fashions were in last night!
Unfortunately, even if I had any clothes from the 80's, they sure the hell wouldn't fit me anymore!
I did save tons of my pins from the 80's.
(my TwiH00rs will notice I AM wearing my Edward necklace - couldn't go completely Twi-free!)
The Police, Wham, Duran Duran, Wang Chung, The Clash, Sex Pistols
I was asked by a few people if my pins were original.
I saved those babies! So glad I did!
If you are, ummmmm......more "mature" like my sis and I, then you probably remember seeing the first Footloose at the show back in 1984.......
and buying the soundtrack album (and it was record folks!)
I loved the first Footloose, so I wasn't sure what to expect with this new movie. I was pleasantly surprised.
First, I love Kevin Bacon.....but the new Ren McCormack (Kenny Wormald) is quite a hottie!
Julianne Hough is a much prettier Ariel. I always hated that stick Lori Singer.
However, Julianne Hough does have a Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana vibe about her.
Maybe it's the country accent.
You will like the rest of the characters.
They really did a great job casting the new movie.
I think my favorite is Miles Teller as Willard. Had me cracking up!
You will love the "Let's Hear it for the Boy" segment!
I would say that the new Footloose is the perfect balance of being it's own movie, while paying homage to the first movie. You will appreciate all the little moments or lines that are the same as the first movie, and like the changes that were made as well. It does take place in the current time - and it works.
We were afraid that it would be them trying to remake it and have it set in the 80's -
but the story translated really well to 2011.
See for yourself......
On a side note, a few Twi-related things......
First, I found this signed poster hanging on the wall - I assume it is signed by a wolf pack member.
Still, pretty cool!
One more Twi-related thing-
I caught this on the Hollywood Palms sign on the way out last night.
I actually turned my car around and went back to get a pic!
Just wish it were a certain sparkly vampire instead (no offence Alex).