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"Footloose" and the Myth of the Necessary Remake
A little over a month after the October 14 release of Footloose, consensus has settled in: Craig Brewer’s remake doesn’t cut it. What little praise has been allocated to the film has been faint, and most of it directed to Miles Teller’s performance in the role Chris Penn originated in 1984. Otherwise, the acting of the other two leads, the unimpressive dancing, and especially that the movie is “unnecessary” have been singled out as disappointments. I would like to take critics to task on this final point.
by Timmy Semenza.
November 21, 2011