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Breakin' vs. Krumpin' (2005)

Video  |   |  Documentary  |  2005 (USA)
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A whole messworth of dance
22 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Bridges/ Shabba Doo trainwreck entitled 'breakin vs krumpin' set sail to hopefully get peoples interest in the clashing battle between a fairly old hip hop style of dance VERSUS the new leaders of the proposed future of hip hop dance. Todd ' WIllis ' Bridges takes the 5 pioneers of Krump under his wing, while SHabba Doo lofts out to search for lionhearted BBOYs in Socal. this is the tip of the iceberg, and the beginning of a long end.

the film focuses OBVIOUSLY on the birth and emergence of the krump kings. it shows heartwarming accounts of these dancers and the hardships they dealt with while growing up. we see the ghettos and shortcomings of the Krumpers, and begin to feel why they have to release all this energy and emotion through their dance. we splice these scenes with studio auditions w/ Shabba Doo and his lowly PR's. (reps, not Puerto Ricans) the auditions are going awful as the stylish yet style-LESS hip hoppers take to the stage whilst trying to impress him. the lack of energy and even misunderstanding of certain styles leave Shabba Doo in a terrible mess.

*flash forward 30 minutes* Shabba Doo finally enlists the help of BBoy Crumbs (you got served, style elements). with Doo and Crumbs, they hand pick the best quintet to battle the Krumpers. the wheels are set and everything seems to be in motion. At the battle, the 40 people in attendance are obviously rooting for the home turf favorites (the krumpers). the BBOys only ever come out to very underground rap beats (no anthems whatsoever) the Krumpers don't do any routines or sets, and the vibe is obviously set to give the krumpers the higher upper-hand that the producers obviously had in mind. when the film concludes, we only have this to discover...the Krumpers actually beat the Breakers. now this is by no means what i had concluded, but this is what the judges (bridges and Doo) figure out for themselves. the krumpers have just defeated 5 live and direct BBOYS on national with that, i hung my head in despair and convolution.

even though i DO NOT agree with the direction the film went in, i respect and understand the style and processes of this film. thus, i give it a 7 overall. I recommend this film for anti-BBOYS and also anti-Krumpers ONLY.

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