Step Up 2: The Streets ★★½

Ah, that's more like it. The reliance upon ham-fisted drama is largely absent here, and what little drama remains is laughably wafer-thin. Instead we get as many crazy dance sequences as the movie can hold. It doesn't go fully off the rails as does SU3, but it feels far more in that vein. Plus, we are introduced to the incomparable Moose and the prank sequence is one of my favorite of the franchise.