I'm generally not a fan of remakes - especially classic movie remakes. However, I won two free tickets from the radio last week so we gave the new Footloose a try. It was definitely worth the trip! The movie was a fresh and funny. No one can replace Kevin Bacon but the new version was a delight. The character of Willard was my favorite, the dancing was great, and they paid subtle tribute to the original (ie their prom outfits).
I would recommend a trip to see this version but don't forget to watch the original too.