Peter Quill and the Guardians of the Galaxy constantly referenced Kevin Bacon throughout their first movie, but Kevin Bacon played Sebastian Shaw in X-Men: First Class. Even though the universes "technically" aren't connected, is it really Kevin Bacon in Footloose? Is it another actor who goes by Kevin Bacon? Do you think Kevin Bacon was told he looked extremely similar to a mutant extremist? Could you imagine Erik or Charles going to see Footloose and losing their shit when Ren McCormack appears? I've lost sleep over this.
See, we don’t have that much time left. All us teenagers, pretty soon we’re gonna be just like you. We’re gonna have jobs, and bills, and families. And we’re gonna have to worry about our own children, because that is the job of a parent. To worry. I get that, but ours, as teenagers, is to live! To play our music way too loud and to act like idiots! And to make mistakes.
Ariel: How come you don’t like me? Ren: What makes you think that I don’t like you? Ariel: You never talk to me at school. You never look at me! Ren: Yeah, well maybe that’s because if I did, your boyfriend would remove my lungs with a spoon.
My favorite part of Footloose is when Ren speaks before the city council and uses the bible quotes to make them understand. You can tell that Ren does not really believe in church and God and stuff, but he respects their beliefs while not forcing his on people. He tries his hardest to help people understand in their own world.