I saw the original when it came out at the cinema and loved the film and the music. I was expecting to really hate it, but I didn't
They have used a lot of the same music but updated. It actually seemed a bit tamer ie no Ariel standing on the two cars on a highway, just leaning out of a window at the racetrack. No chicken fight with tractors just a race round the track. However it is still very enjoyable. My DD 14 and DS 16 haven't seen the original and loved it. It was quite weired as some of the scenes were identical and looked like snapshots from the original film, so you got almost a sense of deja vu.
No it's not Jennifer Anniston, but the lead girl looks like a very young version of her. Yes they do have the solo but the music is not as good as Never. This time they have used proper dancers for the lead roles. Kevin Bacon didn't do that scene it was a stunt man in the original.