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:
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!!”
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!