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Step Up Revolution (2012)
This is certainly a movie one could make.
Oh dear, where to begin. AS a brief preface, I recognize the difficulty of making a film but that being said, I also believe in delivering one's best work. I think I should start with casting. While the cast did deliver in terms of body type and dance ability, I found it hard to believe any small percentage of "acting" that went on. Furthermore, I do believe I saw the actress who played "Emily" on an episode of CSI once. She was playing a corpse. That being said I was surprised to see her reprise her role. With almost no facial expression and little more in terms of vocals I was astounded by the love connection made between her and "Sean" it was incredibly unbelievable. Speaking of, he probably should have just left his shirt off. Seriously, you could cut glass with those babies. It occurred to me somewhere between the first and third use of clichés, that that was probably too many I know that it must be difficult trying to figure out new ways to rework the old material so that little to no effort needs to be put in, but please.
The dialogue left much to be desired and I really had no idea who the characters even were. Honestly, the only way I knew the characters names was through this site which I visited immediately after viewing. I'm also pretty sure that while public disturbance is punished with a small amount of jail time, street dancing is only dangerous to your joints. Watch out for that bursitis. I would also like to address the point of the #2 in this movie, no not poop, the lackey. I'm not willing to put the effort in of checking his character name so I will refer to him as #2. I would like to draw attention to the fact that the MAJOR problem #2 had with that "Anderson" guy was the fact that he fired him, FOR A LEGITIMATE REASON. I'm not sure what jobs #2 has worked in the past but I'm pretty sure no-one is cool with an employee who is 20 minutes late to a major staff meeting.
All in all the movie had one redeeming factor, the dance instructor. I'm not sure where they found someone with such breathtakingly beautiful Kate Goselin hair or acting chops worthy of the London stage, but well done. I'm not sure which part I was more enthralled with, the part where she nearly molested "Emily" or the part where she... oh wait that was all the time. To be fair, I'm not privy to a lot of the details of their relationship but I am fairly certain that it is not close enough to elicit calling "Emily" "Baby-doll." "Baby-bear" perhaps, but not "baby-doll." I don't want to put you through much more of this, so I will leave you with this thought: NEVER is it OK to put swelling orchestral themes at the end of a movie in which the deepest moment is when GOTYE must explain his name to a stiff businessman. But the dancing was good.