This review by Jonathan Kim of What the Flick sure makes it sound like it is:



Dancing movies most definitively aren’t my thing. And although it’s been years (and years) since I saw it, my residual memories of the original Footloose leave me feeling like it carefully dodged the political, tiptoed around anything substantively religious, and primarily was all about a “let kids be kids” message. So the new version sounds pointedly different.

I’ll still probably wait for video, but I have to admit this review does make me intrigued.