“Step Up” is back, and just in time for summer! The latest installment of the “Step Up” franchise, “Step Up All In,” is a guaranteed hit! Why, you might ask? Because its an “All-Star” installment, meaning all your favorite dancers from the previous films will be appearing this one! Our favorite dancers are joining forces and combining their skills for a dance competition in Las Vegas. This time the pay off will define their lives and change their careers.
Okay, from the trailer we can definitely tell there will be bigger dance scenes and no one is holding back with the tricks. If you thought (like I did) Moose dancing in the water was sheer magic–you aint seen nothing yet! The lights, the moves, and the Vegas elements all tied into multiple scenes have somewhat of a hip-hop/burlesque feel! From the trailer we can see Sean and Andie are at the forefront of the all-star crew.
However, the bigger question is what is going to make this “Step Up” movie different from the others. You know the formula by now; an underdog street team goes up against a more established one, the underdogs rely on their “heart power” and unity and manage to overcome the reigning team with some dance move never seen before. Even Moose points this out in the trailer. I believe the saving grace of the film is the fact it has taken the BEST dancers from each film and placed them together. Now, the “extras” will not be cramping their style. This also tests their acting chops as well as there are less background people to play off of. Either way all the Step Up films have been hits, and crowded theaters worldwide. This franchise still has the Midas Touch. That says a lot for a booming filming industry currently dominated by sci-fi and superheroes. Will “Step Up All In” step up and become the summer’s breakaway hit? You bet it will! Catch “Step Up All In” in a theater near you July 25th!