Step Up 2: The Streets

Plot: This time instead of the girl already being enrolled at the school it’s the guy who is already there. Andie is the girl from a rough background and struggles to fit in when she enrolls at Maryland School of the Arts. She meets Chace, a dancer there and they work together to come up with an epic routine so they can perform at an underground dance competition called The Streets. They scout for dancers and form a group.

Year: 2008

Director: Jon M. Chu

Starring: Briana Evigan, Adam G. Sevani, Robert Hoffman, Channing Tatum, Harry Shum Jr. and Danielle Polanco.

I have to say this was a step up (excuse the pun) to the first film. I really do believe this one was better. I think the competition was bigger and it felt more important to the characters. I liked that there were more characters. I prefer it when it’s a dance group rather than just two people. The main guy was just as interesting as Channing Tatum’s character. The acting still isn’t amazing but that’s something you just have to look past in dance films. If the dancing is amazing enough then it should be enough. I did enjoy the dance routine a lot more in this one than the first one but then I prefer this style of dance. Classical dance, I just find boring.

There are a lot of things wrong with this film but that’s okay because it’s not supposed to be taken seriously. It’s just for entertainment and enjoyement and it definitely delivers on that front. I feel this film was a lot lighter than the first one considering there wasn’t a death. It’s easy to relate to these characters and that’s what makes the film good as well.

Rating: 7/10.

Tomorrow I will be Reviewing Submarine 🙂


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