Bad Girl's Guide

Monday, January 15, 2007

Movie Review 'Step Up'

Incredible dancing and awesome music fuel STEP UP, the exhilarating and inspiring movie starring Channing Tatum (SHE'S THE MAN, COACH CARTER) who sizzles as Tyler Gage, a rough and streetwise hunk with raw talent. When Tyler finds himself doing community service at a school for the performing arts, he also finds Nora, a beautiful and privileged classically trained dancer who's searching for a temporary replacement for her injured dance partner. Spying Tyler's smooth moves, Nora decides to take a chance on him. But as they begin training, tension builds, tempers flare and the differences in their backgrounds explode — igniting this electrifying tale about not giving up on your dreams.
I had low expectations of this movie...even though Channing Tatum is rumored to be hot in it. The plot was somewhat predictable~ Bad Boy meets Princess, helps her out, falls for her and somehow learns life lessons and becomes a better person. The most interesting acts were the supporting actors...Mario actually filled his role excellently well...he does have some potential for rounding out as an excellent actor. The chemistry between him and Nora's BFF was intricate yet special enough to keep me interested.

If you are seeing this for the dance moves, try the extra clips in the bonus features. The competition held on Myspace to find dancers for Ciara's new video had some pretty talented people in it. Now if they had gotten a few of those contestants to choreograph the last dance number then I might have appreciated it a bit more.

All in all, this isn't an awful movie. I would give it 3 out of 5 stars. See it if you enjoy movies like Save the Last Dance, Raise Your Voice and Center Stage.



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