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Dirty Dancing
(2017)

Dirty Dancing? More like Disastrous Dancing.
Dirty Dancing 1987 was - and is - a classic movie. It was one of the lowest budgeted movies (a little over $5 million) and yet it managed to make it on to the big screen. How? The original movie sort out a cast that had chemistry, a realistic back drop, and spent a great deal on music that fitted the movie perfectly. The 2017 remake? A cast with no chemistry, a tacky backdrop, and a whole new soundtrack which felt as if it had just been lobbed together. Ignoring the old-age rule of not remaking certain movies (any successful remake has come from a poorly aged movie, such as hairspray, that was later rebooted into the twenty-first century), they somehow managed to turn away everybody from this awkward, clumsy remake.

Uncle Buck
(1989)

"I'm an amateur dentist"
Classic John Candy takes center stage and honestly makes us wish he was our uncle. A funny and almost unbelievably hilarious character makes us almost feel as if we are part of this quirky family... Tina is honestly the best as a bratty teen and there are so many wonderful moments. Oh, and did I tell you? I'm an amateur dentist...

Footloose
(1984)

Pretty strange but nice.
How can you not love this movie? It's a super classic with real acting and it's original.

Titanic II
(2010)

Ok, I'm scarred.
The original titanic movie had a huge budget, albeit, but many movies - many LEGENDARY movies - such as dirty dancing for example had low budgets it comparison. Money doesn't equal great acting or script. Yes, it helps with CGI, hiring a great cast and a set but there are other options. The cast and extras actually ruined the the movie along with the script and AWFUL acting. James Cameron must have been questioning his whole existence after watching this diabolical calamity or a movie. People getting trapped in doors and using a credit card to save your life is strange when the other doors are fine and less deadly and there's a medical cabinet full of supplies. In all honesty it was worse than the movie Britannic. Some movies should just be destroyed. This is one of them. Dear Hollywood, do not remake or sequel any classics. Just. Leave. Them. Alone.

The Green Mile
(1999)

Great movie but I cried!
And that Dale scene was horrific and did John really had to die? All the guys were crying as they said their last goodbyes and so was I!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
(2018)

A bit of fun!
Firstly, I don't understand where all of this god awful reviews are coming from! The original was amazing and so were the musical numbers but the sequel is actually pretty good! Sequels are rarely better than the first movie so expectations were low but it was actually better that I could have hoped. The numbers were given new life and instead of being a run of the mill sequel, at some points it felt like it was more reminiscing. But Cher ruined it. She didn't belong in it and tbh her character was an anoying b*tch. But she was only in the last few minutes so who cares? It was meant to be a bit of fun and I know Donna was MIA through most of the movie but she does reappear near the end which isn't too bad. And it's nice that Donna isn't in it in a weird way. It allows the plot to move on and if we were reminiscing on an alive main character's live while she's still alive and kicking seems kinda shallow and vain. The second movie doesn't have the shock factors that the first had but I kinda grew up watching it on repeat. We all miss Donna and it felt missing but the guys were still there and we did see young Donna. The plot doesn't match up like the order of the guys and such but They're all unreliable narrators anyways so she could have changed things in the diary to look less bad (like more of a rebound spree and less of a sl*tty move) and she could have played up the guys to make them Look better. And Sophie could have lied to her friends in the first movie to protect her mum. Make it look more rebounding like she was so lost after loosing Sam. I'm just saying that in the first movie the narrator is unreliable.

Dirty Dancing
(1987)

Watched it a million times
Watched this movie a million times and I still love it. A real classic movie with real actors with real class and chemistry unlike most modern day movies. And an all time classic. Gotta love the end dance though.

Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron
(2017)

Best movie
Along with dirty dancing, this is one of my favourite movies. I know it's really dramatic and cliche at times but it's a classic.

Titanic II
(2010)

Ok, I'm scarred.
The original titanic movie had a huge budget, albeit, but many movies - many LEGENDARY movies - such as dirty dancing for example had low budgets it comparison. Money doesn't equal great acting or script. Yes, it helps with CGI, hiring a great cast and a set but there are other options. The cast and extras actually ruined the the movie along with the script and AWFUL acting. James Cameron must have been questioning his whole existence after watching this diabolical calamity or a movie. People getting trapped in doors and using a credit card to save your life is strange when the other doors are fine and less deadly and there's a medical cabinet full of supplies. In all honesty it was worse than the movie Britannic. Some movies should just be destroyed. This is one of them. Dear Hollywood, do not remake or sequel any classics. Just. Leave. Them. Alone.

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