Posted on Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
The Step Up film franchise may not have the star power of a Die Hard, the icon status of an Avengers, or the record-shattering box office numbers of a Hunger Games. What it does have going for it is dependability. A new one drops every two years like clockwork, and they all follow pretty much the same formula of dancing + romance + pretty young things.
Based on the first Step Up All In trailer, the latest installment doesn’t stray too much from that template. Ryan Guzman (from Step Up Revolution) and Briana Evigan (from Step Up 2: The Streets) play the leaders of a dance crew trying to win a big Vegas competition. Along the way, they fall in love, or something. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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“Enough with performance art. It’s time for protest art.”
I bet we won’t see anything funnier today than the Step Up Revolution trailer. This thing is pure gold. Every two years a new Step Up film is conceived in a mirrored studio deep in a secret bunker; it’s like a dance cocoon. Because Jon M. Chu, who directed the second and third films, moved on to make the G.I. Joe sequel, this fourth film, formerly saddled with the dullsville title Step Up 4, brings in video and dance director Scott Speer.
And since Baltimore and New York City don’t offer quite enough mini-skirts and hyper-polished cars from which to leap, the action has been moved to Miami. Perhaps I’m the only one, but when I think of Miami, I think of Cuba, and when I think of Cuba I think ¡Revolución! And that’s just what the fourth movie offers. Revolution. IN DANCE. See the trailer below. Read More »