Dirty Dancing, the 1987 cult film, starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, has had a remake and fans are not impressed.
An ABC version, which aired in the US on Wednesday night, has been slammed with poor reviews and a Twitter stampede of disappointment.
— Bibble & Gubbles (@bibble8gubbles) 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
The Atlantic’s Sophie Gilbert called the remake, starring Abigail Breslin and newcomer Colt Prattes, a “sad, strange production”.
“What was ABC thinking? How could a simple remake go so wrong?” she wrote in a review.
She said the script was “terrible”, adding it was “three hours you’ll never get back”.