Footloose (1984)

Genre: Drama, Romance, Music

The song from footloose is the most memorable thing from this movie (Almost everyone I know can sing the lyrics of this song :P) and overall it is a good 80’s movie. However, it was not as good as I hoped it would be. I was expecting to see a film that would have a great story line and I would feel happy when it finished. The story line was okay, Kevin Bacon played his role brilliantly, I liked the dances, the middle section was the best but I was not happy near the end. It felt rushed. We were presented with a fight which was not really a fight then a “lets just dance” (which was good) but the story’s resolution was incomplete. The bad guys feel like they just gave in rather than the lead boy winning. I really disliked the character of Ariel Moore. The scene at the beginning made her seem reckless, selfish and self-centred which did not help the film. I felt nothing for her because of that first scene and even when we were meant to feel more of her, I could not care less. Overall, if you want to see a 80’s movie that makes you nostalgic and something for a lazy day then this is the film for you 🙂 . Personally, it was too gritty for what it was meant to be and I would have liked to see more music and more dancing because isn’t that the point of the movie?

I give this film 3 Stars out of 5!

One kid. One town. One chance.
One kid. One town. One chance.

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