I figured I could make a review out of this, so here you go!
Step Up: Revolution
(Movie #4 in the franchise)
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Director: Scott Speer
Main Cast: Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel, Peter Gallagher, Stephen Boss
Status: Currently showing
Info and showtimes: IMDB
Movie Summary: Emily, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer, but soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs. The crew, called the MOB, strives to win a contest for a majorsponsorship opportunity, but soon Emily's father threatens to develop the MOB's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people. Emily must band together with Sean and the MOB to turn their performance mobs into protest mobs, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause. In 3D at select locations.Being a book blogger and a dancer myself, somehow I really got critical when watching this. With the same aspects in reading, I found myself looking out for the plot, the characters and any devolopment. As a dancer, I looked closely to all the production and of course, any cool factor that will make you say "WHOA! I haven't seen that before!".
The movie felt flat for my taste. The story was poorly executed and the character relationships and their dilemmas we're painfully cliche. The things that they did here was almost downright impossible if you think reality-wise. Honestly, they could just added a unicorn to complete the effect. The whole mob thing was cool, just not believable. I'd love to talk more about the story but there isn't really much and I wouldn't want to tell you the whole thing myself.
The main actor was definitely an eye-candy. He's handsome and those abs are definitely lickable but nothing about his acting really made me like him. He's a good dancer though. The main actress was.. annoying. I don't know if her voice was always like that but it reminded me of puppy-love-induced-teenagers who think its cute to try to baby their voice. It's a personal pet peeve. Anyways, she's a great dancer too. She had contemporary style at most but her acting sucked! They did make a steamy couple though when they danced together.
This is a new Step Up world set in Miami, so it's a whole new cast but I can't really get into them as well since they we're mostly in the sidelines of the movie. There was this one guy though that said he couldn't talk and in the end, he just instantly did... I was like "seriously?". Moose and the asian girl from Step Up 2: The Streets does make an appearance though.
I'd have to say whoever was in charge of the production and choreography in this, I'd have to give them a thumbs-up. Step Up movies always try to outdo its own predecessors and of course, the effects are better here but I believe the movie acting could not get better after the first one.
We did watch this in 3D, some effects worked but nothing too amazing. The ending was the one that actually probably saved this movie from being atrocious. I apologize for my review turned rant. I didn't necessarily disliked it, it was just okay. If you're looking for a feel good summer movie with beats that would make you want to dance or if you just want to look at cool dance productions, then this is the movie for you but there are SO many more better movies you could spend your time with.