Battle of the Year attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years. Dante enlists Blake to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the Trophy back to America where it started.
After the death of his brother, an expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he joins... See full summary »
In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city's dance contest -- a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers.
The producer Dante Graham promotes a group of b-boys expecting to bring the Battle of the Year Trophy back to the USA that have not won it in fifteen years. He hires his friend and former basketball coach Jason Blake that grieves the loss of his wife and son to prepare his team. Blake fires the whole team since they do not have motivation and decides to select a new group of dancers under the nickname of Dream Team. He also hires the youngster Franklyn and the choreographer of break-dance Stacy to help him. Along the months, Blake tries to implement teamwork and works hard with the group. In the competition in France, he has a great surprise. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 - Updated Version of Breakin, Beat Street & Krush Groove
When you consider where movies take you lately: slavery is popular again, outer space, money hungry plots, or melodramatic rewinds...its good to see a basic movie go back and discuss a dying US art form and that is break dancing and b-boy dancing. I truly think that underrepresented actors such as Chris Brown and Ivan Flipz Velez did not get their props with the critics and audience members who were not fans.
Chris Brown really outdid himself with some of the dance moves and acting scenes that he displayed in the movie. However, his counterpart Ivan Flipz was a force to be reckoned with when it came to flipping. These young men made this movie something worth showing kids who have never really have seen break dancing being done right. I commend Laz Alonzo for his direction, but there were moments that he could have elaborated on some of the plot topics. For that minor reason, I give the movie a 9/10. Although it was not perfect it was a movie that I would not be fearful to recommend for 12 years and older for sure. The message is quite positive.
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