“Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo”, I think you’ve just got served. It took them four movies, but I think this time the people behind the “Step Up” franchise might have just tread where no film has dared to tread — challenge the 1984 “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” for the ultimate bad movie. Check out the full-length trailer for Summit’s latest entry into the dancing series, “Step Up 4: Revolution”. In the film, the female lead actually implores her fellow street dancers to stop just dancing for the fun of it and start doing “protest dance”. I shit you not. If you didn’t gag on whatever you were chewing on, or at least did a cool movie spit-take when you heard that line, I don’t even wanna know you.
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 Peter Gallagher as the evil businessman trying to make a buck (boo!!!!!!!!), Kathryn McCormick as his free-spirited daughter, Ryan Guzman and Stephen Boss. Directed by Scott Speers and written by Jenny Mayer. I don’t usually list writers when I post movie trailers, but folks, the kind of dialogue and plotting that is happening in “Step Up: Revolution”, you just gotta credit it to someone.
The kids and their fancy dancing take over the streets July 27, 2012.