I saw a preview screening of Street Dance 2 (3D) the other night. I won’t lie, I was concerned about seeing this, as it’s not really my type of film. And to be fair I’m probably not in the filmmaker’s target demographic.
The plot is paper-thin and merely serves as a tenuous means to link together some well-choreographed and outrageous dance routines. The movie features a culturally diverse bunch of youths, assembled from all over the world. Sort of like a Benetton advert, in which the participants are fed large doses of LSD and there’s lots of drum ‘n’ bass in the background.
A cynical adult would probably view this film as utterly ludicrous, but if one turns off their ‘old-fartometer’, they may enjoy the spectacle of extravagant dance moves performed to a pretty decent soundtrack.
X Factor fans and young ‘uns in general will probably lap it up. And those going through mid-life crises may consider that their days of D-I-S-C-O are not yet completely over.
I’m not convinced the film had to be shot in 3D. A gratuitous pillow fight seemed to be shoe-horned in, perhaps to justify this.
And there’s an aggressively jigging Amy Winehouse look-alike in there as well. Whether or not this is a push or pull factor, depends on your personal preference.
Street Dance 2 won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’ve seen worse. And I think I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
I’m about to lose my blogging virginity. Perhaps I already have, depending on whether the significant moment occurs when I type the entry or ‘publish’ it. Anyway, please be gentle, it is my first time.