Posted on 7/21/11 05:34 PM
In the beginning of this movie i had hope for an artfully created movie with a nice style during the documentary, real world beginning part which really carried emotional and realistic weight it wasn't until 5 minuetes later that i realized what this movie was actually going to be. It started out with some very dull dialogue and stiff acting, so i knew i shouldn't expect much from the rest of the movie, what really set me off about how awful it will be was the next scene where nike had to throw in some product placement, which made me feel like the movie was just going to be a cash in for the actors and director. as it probably was.
the plot is laughable at best and feels like it was pulled straight from 1980's underdog movies, yet it fails to pull off this premise. it is unimaginative and brings nothing to the table. i feel like it used a textbook formula for the plot and had no desire to hide it in any way. dull, boring and boarding on "so bad its good" the plot could have been conceived by a 10 year old with a note pad. The acting in this movie also fails to impress, the actors obviously arn't full time actors and you can tell they are there for dancing (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) but i feel at least one or two good actors wouldn't hurt, in fact it would make them more believable. I can't even comment on character development since the actors feel as lively as robots.
I feel i have been bashing this movie quite a bit, which i guess isn't fair since this movie is primarily for dancing, which it accomplishes, the choreography is great and well done. But i am not one to watch a movie for dancing and enjoy it, thats what i have online videos for.
all in all this movie is entirely cliche, has awful acting, an unimaginative plot and the 3d feels like a forced gimmick but the choreography does not fail to impress although it can not pull the movie's weight.
1 out of 5 stars