Monday, 24 October 2016

Step Up Revolution (2012)

Genre

Dance | Drama | Romance

Director

Scott Speer

Country

USA

Cast

Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel, Peter Gallagher, Stephen Boss, Tommy Dewey, Cleopatra Coleman, Megan Boone, Sean Rahill, Seyfo, Adam Sevani

Storyline

Emily (Kathryn McCormick), the daughter of a rich hotel owner (Peter Gallagher), befriends Sean (Ryan Guzman) and joins The Mob, a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's plans. 

Opinion

After the awful "Step Up 3D" here it is the fourth installment of this money-making franchise, and it's pretty much just another clich├ęd dance film.

The first problem with "Step Up Revolution" is the story. Don't let you fool by the title, there's no revolution here, it's just an ordinary dance film plot featuring a romance (and characters) that seems to scream "I want to be a remake of Dirty Dancing, not another pointless Step Up sequel". Actually, imagine "Dirty Dancing" only this time Baby and Johnny, I meant Emily and Sean, dance to save their neighbor. Crazy, right?

Other than that, the film has a lot more to offer, like new characters most of which, especially the main ones, are shallow and unbelievable. But that's great because it goes hand in hand with the dreadful dialogue that leave much to be desired.

Another weakness of the film is the acting. While they deliver the dancing quite well, the cast doesn't deliver anything in terms of acting. From facial expressions to vocals, they all are equally atrocious, even Peter Gallagher and especially Kathryn McCormick.

But like I've said in the past, it's a dance film so dance it's the most important element. And I'm happy to say that the film really redeems itself on that front. Some of the choreographies are intense and fun to watch and they fit the music which, by the way, is my favourite of the franchise.

And Moose shows up at the end, but I guess that happened only because the audience likes him.

1 comment :

  1. Agree! I think the story line could have been better. Amazing review!

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