Ok, let's just go ahead and address the story. Yes, there actually was one or an attempt at one. It's nothing new. A rich girl makes friends with the poor kids in town and decides to help them save their community center/dance studio. If that sounds familiar then you've seen classics like Honey (save the dance studio/youth center) or the actual classic...Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (save the community center). Also, if you've seen these, WE SHOULD TOTALLY HANG OUT SOMETIME!!! So yeah, the kids in this movie were desperate to save an entire neighborhood in Miami from the big bad developer who also happens to be the dad of the rich girl trying to help. (Ooops, should I have said "SPOILER ALERT" before I wrote that?) Granted no one in SUR is named "Ozone" or "Turbo" but there is a "Moose". Oh yes, there is a "Moose". But I'll get to him in a minute.
However, one does not go to movies such as this to see fine performances in acting. What one goes to this kind of movie for is DANCE! Who cares if the story was unoriginal and the cast happened to barely manage their dialogue? I certainly didn't because the dancing was superb.
|"The Mob" first dances for fame and money|
|Later "The Mob" dances for protest. Ahhh, how very deep.|
Lastly, if you're a fan of the Step Up movies you know it wouldn't be the same without Moose! I'm ashamed to say that I actually cheered out loud when he finally showed up. I'm a goofball, I know it. Oh and I'm going to buy the soundtrack. It was dope, or sick, or whatever the kids these days say.
|How can you not love MOOSE?!?!?|