Ziggy Becket (ziggybecket) wrote,
Ziggy Becket

A tale of two movies... Shall We Dance?

So simply by coincidence I got the original Japanese, Shall We Dansu from Amazon and the US remake with Richard Gere and J.Lo from Netflix..

Oh my god, my eyes are bleeding...

They butchered the movie. :( Not only did they strip away all the charm and love-ability from the original movie. The absolutely worst part was that the dancing wasn't even very impressive. :(

They kept having to have the secondary characters say, "That's fantastic!" "Wonderful!"

In the original, when you saw them dance, you didn't need someone to say that they looked beautiful on the dance floor. You knew it, you felt it.

The only redeeming thing from the movie is Stanley Tucci as "Link." Basically the Aoki "Donny Burns" character from the first movie. He was fantastic and funny. No funny walk though. :(

Oh yah, I need to go find those latin dance pants and open shirt, because I really need to cosplay "Donny Burns" LOL. X-D

Anyway, please please please, don't bother seeing the American version. Go rent or better yet, buy the original Japanese Shall We Dance.

It's an excellent movie, you won't regret it.

Anyway, I'm going to go watch the original now so that I don't hurt myself. :P
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