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Movie Review: "Step Up 2: The Street"

Movie Review: "Step Up 2: The Street"

February 19, 2008|By ARLENE RIVERA / Pulse Correspondent

A step up or a step down?

"Step Up 2 The Street," the sequel to the hip-hop dance movie "Step Up," seems to have the inverse story line of its predecessor. The Maryland School of Arts no longer is a haven for all dance forms. Instead, the school rejects edgy dance forms.

Andie (Briana Evigan) has lived with her mother's best friend, Sarah (Sonja Sohn), in Baltimore since her mother died. After losing the only family she had, Andie sees her dance crew, the 410, as her family. Dancing and competing in the streets with her crew is Andie's entire life.

A sudden discovery causes Sarah to say she will send Andie to Texas. Andie's last chance is to study at MSA but her crew kicks her out and the new director (Will Kemp) approves only of ballet. Instead, Andie forms a misfit crew with students at MSA and the director's brother Chase (Robert Hoffman).

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The storyline of the movie seems slightly forced. In some areas, the plot moves only as an excuse to go to another dancing segment; however, the movie still entertains. The dialogue - especially between Andie and Chase - is well-done and believable.

The dancing impresses and amazes. The hip-hop and break dancing segments are quick paced and even though they occur often, they don't seem repetitive.

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