The year was 1987. The dancing was dirty. So dirty, in fact, that there needed to be a movie about it. Cue Patrick Swayze. Cue Jennifer Gray. Cue greatness. And that greatness is the film Dirty Dancing.
The movie captured the hearts and minds of people everywhere, mostly due to some iconic scenes, like this one:
I could go on and on about what makes the original so incredible, but that’s not the point. The point is that any successful movie or series eventually gets watered down in some form or another. Whether it be needless sequels, lame TV shows, or too many spin-offs. The lowest common denominator of “milking,” however, has to be the dreaded made-for-TV movie. Remember when The Shining was turned into a miniseries? Yeah, there’s probably a reason you don’t.
So, it comes as no surprise that fans of the original Dirty Dancing weren’t too thrilled with the ABC remake of Emile Ardolino’s masterpiece.
And they dragged it on Twitter.
People just couldn’t bring themselves to pretend to enjoy it.
Some pointed out just how much it didn’t live up to the original.
Others were just upset.
Others weren’t happy with the liberties that were taken with the remake.
Others just couldn’t stop laughing at how bad the movie is.
Some people offered sound advice.
It’s just not a good movie.
For some, it wasn’t all bad, though.
At least it’s got that going for it?