Turns out we are not the only ones who aren't all that keen on the new Footloose movie! Kenny Ortega (Dirty Dancing, H.S.M) who was supposed to be directing has pulled out due to creative differences. It is reported that Kenny wants to make an elaborately-staged musical while the studio wants a cheaper, edgier drama with less emphasis on the musical numbers.
As much as I love and adore Kenny, I must say that I am in agreement with the studio on this one. Mind you, at least if they prettied it up like they did with 'Hairspray' it would be completely different to the original and therefore more acceptable. I'm in 2 minds on this one.