Step Up 2: The Streets
It's not where you're from. It's where you're at.
When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore s underground dance battle The Streets.
The final dance sequence is still the best thing I've ever seen in a Step Up movie.
This is a movie about dancing, there is a lot of great dancing in it, thus the four stars.
Step Up 2 is miles above the original film in every way. There are many more dance scenes, which is really all I care about. That being written, the story is actually pretty solid, and all the performances are surprisingly decent. The film ties in quite nicely to the first one, eventhough it features all new main characters. Continuity is achieved because of a cameo by one Channing Tatum, and he gets a dance scene better and more interesting than anything in the original film.
In the end, this is a movie about breakdancing, and there is a lot of fantastic…
I had intended to just check out one scene, as a means to test out an hdmi splitter that I just got, and I ended up watching the entire film. This is miles above the rest of the series.
A big improvement on the first film, as the teen melodrama is toned way down (dumping the pretense of class commentary and grand romance for a very simple story of community among outcasts) and the dancing and choreography are much much better. The opening subway sequence and the finale (absurdly in the rain but whatever it's amazing) are easily the best things in the series to date.
I love how Blond Boy doesn't notice that Pretty Girl is pretty until she lets her hair down and wears a white dress, even though she's been Crazy Hot for the entire movie to that point.
Step up 2 is all about the bodies and moves not about the character development or structure but Briana Evigan put her ass in more movie's.
Take the family values of Fast and Furious and the choreography of Shaw Brothers and take away what makes these movies awesome (blowing up stuff and people getting punched in the face) and you end up with Step Up 2: The Streets.
Set in an alternate universe where people are really psyched about illegal street dancing, I still found this very easily watchable because there is basically no drama, it's just people dancing for reasons you won't really have to care about.
Enjoyed how nice everyone is, hey you seem fun, wanna dance? Sure! Awesome, welcome to my crew! :D
Subway prank-dance is fun. Really liked how at the end they literally stepped out to the streets to dance in…
wat dis shit?
Shit gets turnt up to level krump in Step Up 2 The Streets, the 2 Fast 2 Furious of the series, and it's a STEP UP from its predecessor in virtually every way. This time the roving gangs of dancers that plague the streets of Baltimore are serving up the innocent citizens of the city, and it's up to the Channingtatumesque Andie and her rough and tumble crew of really coordinated misfits to remind everyone what street dancing is really all about - uh, coming together because dancing is the energy that binds us and surrounds us or something. There are some pretty impressive dance numbers in this one, almost every single one better than anything in the first one, though I'd like to see the kids here try to dance their way out of a confrontation with the kids from The Wire.
As a Marylander, I love that this movie takes place in a world where public dancing is a crime worthy of being the lead story on Baltimore's evening news.
An important film.
Who am I kidding. This is garbage.
Doesn't quite reach the guilty pleasure heights of the original, but it's got enough cheesy moments to make it watchable.
The acting is piss-poor but what the performers lack in acting ability, they more than make up for in physical performance and that's exactly how a dance movie ought to be.
Step Up 2 is predictable stuff, but it achieves everything it sets out to do and makes for an inoffensive 90 minutes.
Gets a few extra points for making good use of The Humpty Dance.
Watchable. Briana Evigan is great, dancing choreographies are excellent.
Hey, dramatic improvement.
Continuing with my niece-mandated marathon of Step Up movies, I actually liked this one. It has the same basic plot, but it's toned down to the point that the film feels like it has been set free. More focus on the crew and the community breathes life into the basic narrative.
Also I love, LOVE, LOVE that the speech about how racism is wrong and we should all just get along is delivered by the gorgeous little white girl. You go gorgeous little white girl!
Seriously, this is not a bad little teen dancing movie.
The opening 'dance-terrorism' sequence really, really confused me while on mushrooms.
Finally the private school kids get a win.