One step can change your world.I wrote my previous film review on the 15th of January, seven full-length months ago which is not a good result at all. Perhaps this field will improve when autumn and winter show up because I do have heaps of films waiting for me and my attention.
Anyhow, let's focus on the current movie, Step Up Revolution that I and E. saw in cinema in 2D. Step Up Revolution (also known as Step Up 4: Miami Heat) is an American 3D dance film produced by Step Up 3D director Jon M. Chu and directed by Scott Speer.
The fourth installment in the Step Up film series stars Kathryn McCormick from the sixth season of So You Think You Can Dance and Ryan Guzman who by the way made his film debut here.
Now, the plot: Emily Anderson (McCormick), the daughter of a wealthy businessman (Peter Gallagher), arrives in Miami with ambitions of becoming a professional dancer. Yet she soon falls in love with Sean (Guzman), a young guy who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs*. The crew, called the MOB, desires to win a contest for a major sponsorship opportunity. But Emily's dad threatens to destroy the MOB's historic neighborhood and the entire community and build a large hotel, in the process displacing thousands of people. Now Emily must band together with Sean and the MOB to turn their performance art into protest or risk losing homes and jobs of many people.
Altogether I enjoyed the dancing part and the mobs the most which is quite logical actually since it is a dance film after all. And I also enjoyed all the music because I used to be the biggest hip hop, rap and r'n'b fan. Now I'm more versatile but those three are still pleasant. So, here are some of my favourites from the soundtrack (click on the song name to listen):
- The Cinematic Orchestra "To Build a Home";
- Skylar Grey "Dance Without You (Ricky Luna Remix)";
- Travis Barker feat. Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes & Lil Jon "Let's Go (Ricky Luna Remix)".
* According to Wikipedia a flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression.