It’s not actually shot-for-shot, but see if you can spot all of the exact replications of scenes, moments, and Drivers-License-to-chin-flipping-action that Footloose stole directly from Footloose. Write them in the comments section, and we may find prizes for people or something. As a hint, there are at least 15 similarities.
This is definitely not helping my optimistic argument to give remakes a chance.
You can’t just shove Stomp the Yard and Step Up into Footloose, call it Footloose, and call it a day creatively.
Which of things is just like the other?
Right down to the damned skinny tie…