Step-Up Revolution (2012) WBRi Movie Review

A still from the feature film Step Up Revolution (2012)

Step Up Revolution (2012) PosterKolkata, August 4, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Back in 2006 when director Anne Fletcher came up with Step up, the first one, she never expected that it would be making way for similar types of clones, by the same name, in succeeding years. Six years have passed by, and voila, there we have the 4th installment to the dance epic created director Fletcher.

Step Up Revolution (alternatively titled Step Up 4) has been filmed by director Scott Speer, who has previously done The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers as well as some shorts. This time he has taken forward the franchise of Step Up to Miami.

The story of the film basically focuses on Emily Anderson (Kathryn McCormick) who is a gifted dancer who disembarks in Miami with particular aspiration in her life to become a professional dancer. The clichéd story moves forward with stereotypical tone as she falls in love with Sean(Ryan Guzman ) who is a leader of a dance crew which is a part of an extensive , ornamented and innovative flash mobs. The crew is called the MOB, which by itself is based on a particular street dance form of Miami.  This particular group wins through a contest a great sponsorship opportunity.

In the meantime, the MOB owned neighborhood is threatened to be taken over by the rich tycoon father of Emily, who is played by Peter Gallagher. At this point of time, the film is set in motion as Sean and Emily start an uprising through the flash mobs, blocking the streets and the traffic, dancing their way to the victory.


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The film has encompassed all the repetitive dance steps which have already been portrayed in the run of the mill dance films such as You Got Served and Street Dance. There are several goof ups and bloopers in the film, which could have easily taken care of by the director.  The whole effort has become very juvenile in the process, pulling the entire film into a downward spiral.

Apart from the occasional exposition of the midriff and other somewhat very weird kinds of dance movements, there is nothing much to be seen in this film.

And there are those deliberate superfluous uses of the Real 3 D technology which has further dragged the film to the pit hole.  The 3D tradition has been started off by the previous film. This is one example of a film which showcases that the proliferation of the Real 3D technology does not always do a movie any practical good. After sitting through some of the dance sequences you will, at times, feel, somebody else’s feet is in your own mouth.

The acting is cheesy, as in most of the time there is nothing much to act.  The whole film is based on body movements; some moments are indeed breath-taking. But just for those occasional eye candies it is better to relax back at home and wait for the official DVD release.  If you go 5 minutes through any of the Step Up film you will have the idea of the rest of the three, so relax and take your time to watch the film.


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