You got no plot, you got no fun, you don't even have the other actor, unless you have a Nicolas…
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.
This looked to be a copy of the first film, but with the roles reversed so it's a girl from the streets and a boy in the dance school. Thankfully it veered away from that into something different.
This feels like the Iron Man 2 of the Step Up Universe. Not because it's underrated but that it introduces elements from the later films. There's the first appearance of Moose and friends, the crew vs crew aspect that continues in parts 3 & 4, a little bit of flash mobbing which is the focus of part 4 and even some salsa (Step Up 6: Havana Nights?). We also get Tyler Gage from the original film handing over the baton to the new…
that green top (you know the one), please put something over it
Πολυ ωραια ταινια και τη φοβηθηκα στην αρχη. Μονο που θα ηθελα αλλη για την πρωταγνωστρια, τουτη εδω μου φανηκε λες και δε χορευε πολυ καλα... (και μου θυμιζε τρομερα την Nina Dobrev σε βαθμο που ελεγα γιατι δεν παιζει αυτη :Ρ)
ft. channing tatum
Come on... At least the first was slightly accessible. Need to stop my Sunday afternoon televised films.
BEST DANCE MOVIE EVER I LOVE GETTING WRECKED BY THIS AWFUL DIALOGUE AND AWKWARD SEQUENCING
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.
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