Footloose is one of my all time favourite films. The synopsis is so ridiculous as to be sublime and Bacon was never better. When the stage musical began I went along and quite enjoyed myself so news of a film musical wasn’t completely unwelcome. Then they lost Zac Efron as lead… and then Thomas Dekker too and it all started to feel a bit desperate.
Now we have this poster:
And this trailer:
But it all just leaves me cold. The film needs a bit more:
And a little more:
At least they kept the original logo and we don’t have any more:
But seriously, a musical afraid to show any singing in its trailer and a film that thinks it can best Kevin Bacon angry dancing in a barn has a lot to prove on opening night.