The original Step Up movie was fun, but in all honesty a bit of a let down to me. I was hoping for much better with Step Up 2: The Streets, and after watching it recently I was definitely not disappointed!
This time round the movie stars some brilliant fresh talent in the form of Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman and Will Kemp. Set in Maryland School of the Arts Step Up 2 focuses on Street Dancing in all its various forms.
When Andie (Briana Evigan) gets herself a place at a prestigious performing arts school, she is deserted by her ‘crew’ and inspired to create one of her own by recruiting members of the school who’s true talents are unrecognised by its faculty. Along with the popular and gorgeous Chase (Robert Hoffman) she begins to put together a good enough crew to compete in ‘The Streets’ an illegal dance competition which brings together the best street dancers around. With the school dance teacher Blake Collins (Will Kemp) determined to get her to conform to his standards things arnt going to go quite as smoothly as Andie would hope!
What Girlie Gossip Thought …
I absolutely loved Step Up 2, with its fantastic mixture of dancing and romance it has all the right ingredients for the perfect girlie cinema trip! Both the male leads were amazing dancers (and I must add, completely gorgeous) and the chemistry between Andie and Chase was electric! It was a shame we didn’t get to see more of Will Kemp’s character Blake as he particularly stood out for his more classical dance skills and dark brooding looks. Robert Hoffman delivered some great dance moves as well as bringing a bit of comedy to the performance every now and again this combined with his obvious charm and charisma meant that our eyes were firmly glued to the screens throughout! Briana Evigan was a pleasure to watch as Andie, the feisty and determined female lead. There was a great spark between her and everyone she shared a scene with which helped make the story believable and enjoyable throughout.
All in all Step Up 2 is a fantastic must see movie. The end dance scene is worth your cinema ticket cost alone so make sure you go and see it, trust us, you will leave the cinema dying to learn how to do some of those dance moves and feeling upbeat and inspired! Well worth a look.