January 23rd 2015 05:22
I am more familiar with traditional dances like ballet, tap and modern jazz. Watching ballet move fluidly to the classics like Giselle or Swan Lake entertains me. Step Up, All In is far from a classic ballet. Step Up is more like dancers competing in a UFC match.
The movie brings many Step Up cast members together. Two previous main stars become the new love interest. They have a heck of a time making their relationship work. At the end, they dance like they have never had known they could dance so well. Their love wins out.
If you have seen any of the Step Up movies, you will be familiar with the character Moose played by Adam Sevani. He has been in 4 of these movies. His acrobatic dance skills, most likely, brought him back to the movies where he dances just about all the main performances. Moose is solidly involved in the story this time. Alison Stoner has been in three of the movies and plays his girlfriend. If you recognize Briana Evigan as Andie in this movie, it is because she is from Step Up 2. The Blu-ray copy I viewed has her teamed up with director Trish Sie on the commentary.
Like the other Step up movies dancing groups battle against each other with Step Up All Stars vs. The Mob! In the end, the battle comes together as one heroic performance, nothing like traditional dancing.
The dance scenes start mediocre and improve each time building up to a momentous ending that brings the house down. Do I recommend the movie? My immediate answer is “No” because, like I said, I favor traditional dancing styles not hyped, strutting, flame throwing dances. Otherwise, if you are a Step Up fan, then you will definitely want to watch this movie.
The Blu-ray has other great features as well. They include Deleted Scenes, more Dance Scenes, Featurettes and Special Dance as a surprise.