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Nobody puts Baby in a remake!!!

Can you believe this crap?

Lionsgate announces  ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Dirty Dancing” is coming back to the big screen.

Lionsgate says it is remaking the 1987 film that starred Jennifer Grey as a naïve dance student and Patrick Swayze as her teacher and lover.

The studio said Monday that Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original film, will direct the remake.

Ortega says he is eager to discover and cast “the next breakout triple-threats” to define dancing for a generation, the way Swayze did in the original “Dirty Dancing.”

I thought it was bad when the announcement was made for the horrifying remake of “Footloose” (click here to see the trailer for this inevitable train wreck), but now…now they are going after the holy grail of the late 80’s and dammit!  You have got to be freaking kidding me!!!

I know, I know, the original was far from perfect…but it had a cheeseytasticness about it that you can’t (and shouldn’t) try to replicate or redo…someone could lose an eye or something!

And I don’t really care if Kenny Oretga is choreographing it (though that is probably the single redeeming factor in the entire atrocious idea), no one, NO ONE can be “the new Patrick Swayze” and they will NEVER, EVER replace Jennifer Grey’s nose! (You know you were thinkin’ it, it’s alright…look, I’ve got before and afters:

You can’t “fix” cute. There’s nothing to fix after all. She is still cute…just different. Oh well.)

Anyway…all this to say the following:

Dear Movie Studios,

Are you really so out of ideas that you have to regurgitate story lines from a mere 2 decades ago? Is creativity completely dead or something? Seriously! GO MAKE NEW MOVIES and STOP STEALING the movies from my youth!!!

Good gravy, what’s next?!  You gonna remake “The Goonies” too?



  1. Jen
    August 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    OMFG!!!! You have to be kidding me!

  2. August 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    “Are you really so out of ideas that you have to regurgitate story lines from a mere 2 decades ago? Is creativity completely dead or something?”

    That’s not the worst—they’re going to remake the Spider-man movie already, a mere one decade after the other one.

    Yes, I have the feeling that Mark Steyn or someone would say this is a sign of cultural decline—who are the Rodgers and Hammerstein of our times? the Walt Disney? Maybe our culture is less and less able to produce people like that.

    I’m told that even Shakespeare built on pre-existing stories. But I don’t think they were just some play some other guy had written ten years earlier.

    • September 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

      True. So sadly true.

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