Monday, June 05, 2017
Dirty Dancing Fail
I was just a simple 18 year old when Dirty Dancing came out and went along with a bestie to see it. She may have noticed a tear in my eye as the credits rolled. Since then I have seen it several times, although I think it may have been ten years since I have watched it again.
What was this though - not the original 1987 version, but a 2017 remake - oh no!!! I did watch a bit if it and it was quite the disappointment. It was like a high school reinterpretation of the original. The words and actions there but no magic. Abigail Breslin was not the right choice to play Baby. Although she may have been the right age and have had curls in her hair, she seemed too young and awkward for the role . The guy who played Johnny also seemed outo of place. Although he put on the tight pants and got himself a six pack he had none of the swagger, dance skills or natural bad boyness that Patrick Swayze bought to the role.
Awww I am a bit sad as I'do been looking forward to this one. Still lucky I've got a good book to read. 1/5