2011’s Footloose wants to be more than a dancing movie but it has overestimated its own ability. Aiming to be nostalgic, heart-tugging and inspirational, the result is none of those. I rather watch something like the Step Up films where everything is sparkling and flashy and so ridiculous it is highly entertaining for anybody who likes to dance.
The dancing scenes in Footloose are so few and unmemorable I almost forgot I was watching a dancing movie. Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough (as if you know who they are) are good looking people and great dancers, but their characters do some bizarre stuff which makes you wonder if you should be rooting for them or not. If you are not curious enough, you can skip the new Footloose.
Quentin Tarantino put this film on his “favorite films of 2011” list, and I think I have too.
The Three Musketeers is from director Paul W. S. Anderson, who also directed Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, Alien vs Predator and Death Race. So he is what he is, a maker of exploitation films that panders to the video gaming crowd. I love his style of swift and sharp action, ridiculous scenarios and campy lines. Sometimes it even reminded me of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The Three Musketeers has lots of exciting sword fights, beautiful scenery and enchanting music. Also in this film are many ladies in bust-enhancing dresses, including Gabriella Wilde, Juno Temple and of course, Milla Jovovich (the director’s wife!). Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) plays the hero of this flick, and he is one of the better young actors out there now. If you love action movies, then brush away all skepticism and enjoy the adventures of The Three Musketeers.