Directed by: Scott Speer
MPAA Rating: PG-13
So you’ve seen some iteration of Step Up Revolution before, probably several. It’s just another version of the “let’s save the rec center” movie that’s been made so many times. But I have to admit to a special place in my heart for the “Step Up” franchise. They’ve been so consistently horrible, but in a good way. I could care less about dancing or dance music or dance groups however. I am not the target audience for this movie at all.
While there’s some cheese left in Step Up Revolution, it pales in comparison to it’s predecessors. It just isn’t as much fun. It still has a lot of the familiar staples of the series though. Like the girl and the guy who dance together and fall in love and the broke dancers that mysteriously have a super expensive practice space with state of the art technology.
It would be easy to fault this movie for it’s genre’s indiscretions, but what are you expecting? What I will fault it for is the horrible structure and non-stakes. Essentially the movie resolves itself about halfway through. Like entirely solves everything. And then the gang just goes and kinda ruins things for each other to prolong the movie. It’s just weird how the entire movie resolves itself and then past that point you absolutely hate the main characters because from that point forward all of their problems are their own fault.
So this is just a giant mess. I can’t in good conscience recommend seeing it.