Spoilers. Spoilers everywhere…
MARNY In all honesty, I wasn’t at all impressed – poor acting and corny story line. It’s definitely the worst Step Up film – the only thing that kept me going was the dancing.’
‘The performances were awful, to be quite frank. It was obvious that the cast were on set for their dancing skills.’
‘I really do love my dance movies but the entire franchise has just got worse and worse. The dancing is good, it just needs people who can act – and a better storyline.’
‘It is definitely dated, I can see it appealing to a lot of teenagers but I’m not too keen on names such as “The Mob.” I dunno… maybe I’m just an old fuddy-duddy!’
‘I know I’ve really downgraded this movie but it does serve as a guilty pleasure. I love dancing in movies and so I can usually block out the poor storyline.’
DAVE ‘A bland storyline but the cool dancing got me through; it’s just about what I expected it to be. It was short but I don’t think they had enough plot there to fill out any more time.’
‘This dance lark is done – please leave it be, or leave it to Britain’s Got Talent.’
‘Every dance film follows the same premise, and I can’t say I’ve ever had a taste for them – but that dance sequence in the art show was by far the best!’
‘It was an easy watch, probably aimed at the younger market who will be happy with the whole ‘dancing, no story, predictable outcome’ thing. It wasn’t dire but it was far from good.’
‘The performers were alright, none of them were really cast for acting skills and dance-wise they were great. Dancing really comes first, no-one going to see this should expect anything outstanding acting wise.’
‘I don’t think dance movies should go away all together, just that they should give it a rest for a year or so. This should be the end of the Step Up franchise.’
MAXINE ‘I thought the performances from the actors were good. I really liked the guy who played Sean, I thought for an acting debut he did really well. Does it take anything away from my comments when I say that I found him really hot?’
‘If a film is about dancing then the performances don’t really matter but it would be good if the people in the film could act!’
‘I actually love dance movies – yes, there are a lot of them but for me watching guys and girls dancing like that only makes me want to watch more!’
LYNN ‘I hadn’t seen any of the previous Step Up films but I don’t think it was necessary to watch this one.’
‘I do like my dance movies though and this wasn’t the worst way to spend an hour or so, although definitely not the best in terms of acting.’
‘I spent more time looking at the hotels that I recognised from when I’ve visited Miami. That’s what I thought of the acting, sorry! I enjoyed Streetdance 2 and some of the acting in that was acceptable so it can be done.’
‘Maybe it’s time to give these dance films a rest; they seem to be scraping the bottom of the acting/dancing barrel.’
‘Step Up 4 certainly isn’t the best of its’ genre. I can’t say that I’ll bother watching it again, not even on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I give it 5/10.’
CLAUD ‘The dancing this time around was even better. Well done guys!’
Ah, the Step Up franchise. Where will it end? Step Up 64: Geriatric Groove? We could probably predict the plotline of that one without even trying – this really is the franchise that’s been there and done that.
And we’re with our Film Clubbers on this one; who really cares about flash mobs anymore? We’re not in 2008 now, you know. They’re great to look at and everything, and the choreography is SPOT. ON. It’s just a shame that creativity didn’t spill over into, well, any other aspect of the movie.
It’s kinda more flat-footed than twinkle-toed, if you catch our heavy handed dancing pun.
Take the acting. Yes, we know these guys were cast for their ability to get crunk rather than their claim to be the next Jack Nicholson, but still. Blah doesn’t cover it. Great moves, though. Keep it up.
And a note to the filmmakers – you can’t base the entire plot of your movie around a bunch of kids being anti-capitalist and then spend a good percentage of your 90 minutes advertising Nike. Soz.
But just what is this Film Club malarkey all about? It’s simples, really. Each week we send a pair of cinema tix (ODEON or Cineworld, whichever is best) to 10 of our most active Facebook/Twitter followers. We put the film we’re going to see to the vote, and the winning film is the one we all go to see. Then we all sit around on Facebook on the Sunday night (6.30) and chat about it. Magic. Sound like something you want to get involved with? Drop us a line at twitter.com/f_t_r_c or on Facebook at on.fb.me/d4dMv8
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