Step Up Revolution
2 1/2 stars
"Step Up Revolution" taps into the dance "flash mob" phenomenon and moves to
The flash mobs -- in traffic, dancing on the roofs, hoods and trunks of low-rider vintage cars in
Well, except for one unfortunately timed stunt involving a darkened room, smoke bombs and menacing dancers charging in wearing gas masks. And another, with dancers imitating machine guns strafing a crowd. Sad that the news intrudes, inadvertently, on this late summer cotton-candy treat.
Stopping traffic and choreographing the jolly, bouncing low-riders they roll up in has got to be preserved and uploaded to YouTube. They want to attract so many YouTube hits that they win a contest and collect some cash. Because these dancers are from the one underdeveloped corner of Miami riverfront left -- and the wrong side of the tracks.
Emily needs to free herself to have a shot at breaking into a daring local professional dance troupe. Sean needs cash and to be noticed, to have "a voice." And the crew will need help from kids from the earlier "Step Up" movies (this is the fourth) to pull off their biggest mission.
But it's not just the choreography that sells this overfamiliar story. Speer peoples the screen with legions of jaw-droppingly gorgeous dancers, actors and extras -- shaking what they've got in 3-D. Whatever
MPAA rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive dancing and language).
Running time: 1:37.
Credits: Directed by
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