Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Music, Romance


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Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.


6.2/10
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29 February 2008 | RebeccaWood
6
| It accomplish exactly what it was supposed to...
I would write about the plot here, but seeing how there isn't really one, I find that pointless. This movie is basically about one thing: Awesome dancing. If you walked into this movie expecting anything else, then you walked out severely disappointed. I, thankfully, expected this movie to be a strenuous two-hour music video, and, it having gone above and beyond my expectations, walked out completely satisfied (in fact, I saw it twice).

Step Up 2 presented some of the most amazing street dancing sequences that have ever appeared on film. The final dance literally had me leaning forward in my seat, as if I were watching a high-intensity fight or chase scene.

And come on. I've heard a lot of complaints about the acting. I thought the acting was not too bad, especially since they initially had to find really good dancers...that happened to act. Comparably speaking, I wouldn't say it was any worse than, say,the acting in Jumper, which was fairly horrendous at times *cough*Jamie Bell and Hayden Christenson.

Basic summary:

Highlights: The video that the new crew makes for the streets.

The characters Moose and that hilarious Asian chick.

Latino dance scene

And, of course, the final dance scene.

I gave this movie a 6 out of 10 because this is a film quality grade, and, as a film, it wasn't spectacular. However, Step Up 2 accomplished just what it intended to do: create an awesome excuse to show off amazing dance moves for almost two hours. In fact, it passed with flying colors.

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Release Date:

14 February 2008

Language

English, Russian


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,908,826 17 February 2008

Gross USA:

$58,017,783

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,988,382

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