Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Movie review - Step Up All In (2014)

Step Up All In (2014) / music, romance

Directed by Trish Sie
Written by John Swetnam
Based on Characters by Duane Adler
Produced by Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman
Starring: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Misha Gabriel, Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner, Izabella Miko, Mari Koda, Martín Lombard, Christopher Scott, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Luis Rosado, Chadd Smith
Trailer: click.

Step Down!

Sean (Ryan Guzman) and his crew the Mob from the previous film are in Los Angeles trying to make a living from dancing, but are turned down at every audition. The Mob decides to pack up and leave LA, thinking there is nothing left for them but Sean isn't quitting. He notices a dance competition called The Vortex taking place, inspiring him to put together a new crew with help from Moose (Adam Sevani, from the previous Step Up films). Sean and Moose recruit Andie West (Briana Evigan, from Step Up 2: The Streets) and later, Vladd (Chadd Smith), Violet (Paris Goebel), the Santiago Twins (Facundo and Martin Lombard), Monster (Luis Rosado), Hair (Christopher Scott), Gauge (Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer), Jenny Kido (Mari Koda), and Chad (David "Kid David" Shreibman) to the crew.

It's hard to believe they're still making Step Up movies. The fifth installment offers some old faces that we love (e.g. Moose) and new choreography moves but that's all. Plot that was seen hundred times before, zero storytelling, cheesy, underdeveloped, no emotional connection and terrible acting. If you are not Step Up fan or into the dance scene then you will want to skip this one. 2/5

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