I was not happy when I heard about this remake. I loved the original, because it's one of the few dance films that truly emphasizes the love of dance, over looking stylish and sexy and cool. It was about just enjoying it, not being the best dancer and knowing all the cool steps. All the charm and fun and joy of the first is gone from this new version and replaced with sexed up dancing. It's all about being the best dancer and looking good. On top of that, the soundtrack was all over the place. It had R&B and then the next scene would be hardcore country. Just a weird mix. Oh, and don't get me started on the remixed footloose. Disappointing.
Even when being viewed as just a stand alone dance film, it wasn't great. The acting was terrible. You didn't care at all about anyone in this movie. They changed some plot points around, and as a result, some of the "tension" felt forced and frankly pointless.
I didn't even check out the special features. I just wanted this crap out of my DVD player.