I love a movie remake - especially an 80's remake.
Some have definitely been done better than others (think FAME 2009 - disaster!)
The Footloose remake is as good as it could possibly be.
It stayed very true to the original film, which I think is the secret to its success (and any remakes success in my opinion) and retained several songs from the original movie.
I was searching Youtube to watch the final dance scene of Footloose 1984 and 2011 to compare them. And low and behold - someone has already made a video using cuts of both versions of the scene - God bless the internet.
The original seems less choreographed, and more vibrant and fun.
The kids really seem to be cutting loose, Footloose (sorry, had to be done), making the most of their chance to dance. The final dance in the new version seems a little more sedate to me.
So, although I did enjoy the remake, I'm afraid you just can't go past The Bacon.
It's 1984 for me.