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.
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.
Just another one in a list of urban dance movies. The story is the most predictable thing ever, and the movie is filled with cliché cheesy scenes. However, some of the dance sequences are pretty entertaining, so if you like that kind of stuff you might enjoy yourself watching this movie.
I love streetdance. And this movie, along with the other 2 Step Up movied give us that. And I would recommend this movie to everyone that like/love streetdance. Makes me want to dance.
Don't judge me, I was trying to spend time with my wife. And since I don't go out dancing with her, this did the trick.
It's a terrible movie, by the way. I skipped some parts in the middle.
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There's more dancing here than in the first one, but it's also dumber. Moose is a good addition, though.
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Film 58 out of 100
S is for Step Up 2: The Streets
I adored "Step Up 3" and was excited to go back and see the second film in a series I was ready to say is one of my favorite guilty pleasure fun movies.
I might have jumped the gun on wanting to give the series my guilt pleasure status. This film has very little that is pleasurable. The dancing is nothing grand. While I'm still impressed, it offers nothing new. The plot is beyond super thin I can hardly see it. The acting made me want to hit my head against the wall, it is that bad. And the fact that continuity does not stay the same…
Any time they weren't dancing I was bored. Any time they were dancing I was very entertained. This makes it kind of hard to judge because if you go by what generally makes a good movie (directing, acting, script) it fails. But that's kind of unfair because the movie isn't about that, it's about dancing. The movie highlighted the dancing very well, and I enjoyed that aspect of the film, so overall I have to say it's a good movie.
Sometimes I rewatch this when it is on ITV2. I still prefer the first installment.
I'm happily giving it a whole extra star just for its awesome title.
God dammit, it just works, okay? Remove the bland, underwritten romance there for tradition than anything else and replace it with a fleshed out supporting cast and you have a nearly perfect modern dance movie, especially given the absolutely showstopping final number. It does almost everything you want a dance movie to do.
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