‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Was a Total Dud: Twitter Reacts
Everyone is putting Baby in a corner. In fact, Baby might be better off running into a room where she can lock the door to avoid the haters, because there were plenty after ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake aired Wednesday night (May 25).
To say viewer response was positive would be like saying you’ve never sung “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” in the shower: It’d be a lie.
As is often the case when folks are displeased with something, Twitter sprung to life with dismayed fans eager to torch the update on the ’80s classic, which famously starred Patrick Swayze (Johnny) and Jennifer Grey (Baby).
This time around, newcomer Colt Prattes took on the role of Johnny, while Abigail Breslin gave her best as Baby. However, the duo can be excused if they want to keep this flop off their resume: The film did anything but dance its way into people’s hearts.
So, what was to blame for how the production turned out? Casting? Writing? Choreography? Maybe it was a little bit of everything—nothing worked right.
Take a look at how the Twittersphere destroyed Dirty Dancing 2.0, below:
— Jillian Alexis (@xJilli22x) May 25, 2017
Next week in the Titanic remake: Jack lives!!! #dirtydancing
— breanna (@breannapancakes) May 25, 2017
I'd like to state for the record that I feel personally offended and victimized by the Dirty Dancing remake #DirtyDancing
— Emily (@frenchieblogs) May 25, 2017
Everyone on my timeline is asking why ABC didn't cast better dancers.
Answer: real dancers know that you don't mess with #DirtyDancing
— Carolyn (@care4volleyball) May 25, 2017
— grace holliday (@graceholliday12) May 25, 2017
— Charles Battle (@cbattle2) May 25, 2017
I'm still emotionally recovering from the travesty of the #dirtydancing remake.
— Holly Bonner (@BlindMotherhood) May 25, 2017
— Kristi Steinhour (@SteinhourKristi) May 25, 2017
— Genesa Camacho (@camacho_gen) May 25, 2017
— ashley nettles (@anettles4) May 25, 2017
— SAMO_Basquiat (@SAMO_Basquiat) May 25, 2017
— VeganCleopatra (@VeganCleopatra) May 25, 2017
— Robyn Brown (@RobynBrown23) May 25, 2017
If ABC was smart, they'd run the original #DirtyDancing the next three nights in primetime without commercials, as penance for their crimes.
— Justin Schillo (@mordock57) May 25, 2017
— Jessica Floyd Regitz (@JessFPardue) May 25, 2017
Please put baby in the corner. Turn off the lights. Close the door. And never look back. #DirtyDancing
— Reese (@NY2Pgh) May 25, 2017
#DirtyDancing The new Johnny and Baby look like a child predator story you'd see on Dateline or 20/20
— Dan Brown (@MVMSbrown) May 25, 2017
— KristinDeLuciaMorgan (@kmorgan76) May 25, 2017
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