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It’s easy to make fun of the “Step Up” movies because, well, they’re so bloody stupid. The acting is borderline insulting, the writing is simply horrid, and the directing basically involves setting your camera in one spot and “directing” the dancers to dance at the camera in a nice, even pattern. But hey, it’s not like Leonardo DiCaprio or Robert De Niro can do this stuff, you know. At their best, the “Step Up” films are harmless fun for kids. Of course, when the people behind the franchise had to go and try to be “relevant” with this ridiculous “protest art” nonsense, it kinda ruins things.
Anyways, here’s the first 3 minutes of “Step Up: Revolution”. I certainly hope these “protestors” know good auto bodywork specialists to help iron out all those bumps they’re putting into those cars after their “protest” is over…
And oh, there’s some kind of plot to this thing, too (well, not really, but just go with it):
STEP UP REVOLUTION is the next installment in the worldwide smash STEP UP franchise, which sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. EMILY (Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with SEAN (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called “The Mob.” When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob’s historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.
Starring Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel, Mari Koda, Adam Sevani, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, and Peter Gallagher. My guess is that the dude with his shirt permanently off has Channing Tatum posters from the previous “Step Up” movies hanging on his wall.
The revolution begins July 27, 2012.