Fans react to the DIRTY DANCING Remake release date

Johnny (Patrick Swayze) & Baby (Jennifer Gray) having the 'time of their lives'

It looks like fans are still furious that Lionsgate are going ahead with a Dirty Dancing remake.

As soon as the Dirty Dancing facebook page announced that Lionsgate are releasing the remake on 26 July 2013, many took to the page to air their views.

While some fans are happy about the remake, (over 6000 people clicked Like), there are many who are not so happy. It was hard to find a positive comment in the over 2600 comments posted on the page. With many of them saying that there is no need for a remake and it will never live up to the original.

Below are a few of the comments:

For:
Rebecca McMaster: “you know even though you dont like the idea im sure you will all see it?? If it in some way keeps the memory of the great movie alive i dont mind!!”

Sarah Sturgess: “Should be interesting!!”

Against: 
Jenni Cumpton: “Does anyone read this that can stop the remake of this movie. The original Dirty Dancing can NOT be replaced. There is to much chemistry between Jennifer & Patrick. All the relationships in this movie are irreplacable. Don’t fix what isn’t broken, this movie is an absolute classic loved by everyone from my 6 yr old daughter to my 80 yr old grandmother. Read these comments, please listen to the public.”

Dana Brewer Holmes: “What a waste of time for the actors and producers; not to mention the money spent… NOTHING will compare to the original movie…. NO WAY ANY GIRL/LADY OR MAN COULD EVE ACT IN THAT MOVIE FOR IT TO BE AS EFFECTIVE AS THE ORIGINAL…”

Scott Michael Barbarito: “thats dumb. it will suck”

Amanda Skilling: “They can’t remake a classic!”

So it seems, that when it comes to remaking a Hollywood classic like Dirty Dancing, many people think that this is not Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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