Step Up Revolution is the next instalment to the Step Up franchise which was definitely loved by people all over the world. Step Up Revolution is set in Miami where Emily (Kathryn McCormick) arrives, a hopeful dancer who wants to make it big. After sometime she falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman) a young fellow who has his own dance crew named “The Mob”. This is where a wealthy businessman threatens to develop The Mob’s neighbourhood which will render the people there homeless. Emily and Sean must now work together to turn their performance art to a protest art that will open the eyes of people to the truth. Step Up Revolution graced the silver screen last July 27th 2012 and it garnered mixed reviews from critics in the movie world. Let’s take a look at a couple of reviews for Step Up Revolution:
“Step Up Revolution: The Fourth Series To The Step Up Movies
Name this plot: The gang hangs out near the beach and has a way of spontaneously breaking out into dance. A pretty girl is new in town. She’s an outsider, until the leader of the beach crowd befriends her. Life’s a holiday until an evil real-estate developer comes along and wants to destroy the Eden on the beach by erecting a huge development. The kids decide to protest in order to preserve their beloved turf. And the snaky developer turns out, inevitably, to be the new girl’s daddy.
I’m pushing the buzzer and shouting “Beach Party”! “Frankie and Annette!” But I’m dating myself. “Step Up: Revolution” is the fourth of the “Step Up” movies, a series of unconnected stories that serve as showcases for the kinds of young stars who sincerely hope they’ll soon be in better movies. The first one, in 2006, starred Channing Tatum. This fourth one stars Kathryn McCormick, from “So You Think You Can Dance.” You get the idea.”
You can read the rest of the review at Chicago Sun Times
Here’s another movie review from Andrew Barker with a positive take on Step Up Revolution
“Step Up Revolution Triumphs On Amazing Spectacles
“Step Up Revolution,” the fourth entry in the venerable dance franchise, is a narrative failure but a triumph of sheer spectacle. As a story about actual human characters, it comes up short, and as a performance film, it’s kinetic and acrobatic, yet misses an essential element of artistry. As a 98-minute eye- and ear-candy delivery device, however, it’s an unquestionable achievement. Given that the latter element was clearly its highest priority, the film ultimately registers as a success, and its superlative 3D work ought to help it continue its predecessors’ modest (if gradually declining) winning streak.
The “Step Up” franchise has never quite gotten over the loss of star Channing Tatum, who used its first installment as a key stepping stone to his current leading-man status. In his place, the filmmakers turn to former male model and MMA fighter Ryan Guzman, who radiates bland charm as the oft-shirtless protag, Sean.”
Click here to go to Variety for the rest of the review
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