Could this be the greatest movie summer in decades?
Could 'Step Up: Revolution' be so bad it's good?
Many in Hollywood like to say that the former Summit Entertainment (now merged with Lionsgate) only had one legitimate franchise on their hands with "Twilight," but that simply wasn't the case. Many seemed to have forgotten a little series of films that began with 2006's "Step Up" and helped make Channing Tatum a star. After Walt Disney Studios blew the marketing on the third installment, 2010's "Step Up 3D," Summit had enough and took over complete control of the property (they had International rights previously). And considering "3D" made $116.8 million overseas its no wonder "Step Up: Revolution" is hitting theaters this July. Now you know why its been made, but have you seen the trailer? This time the dance team with a dream scenario has moved to Miami where a young band known as Occupy Miami, er, "the mob" take over the city's streets for their "art" in protest against…um…a greedy real estate developer played by Peter Gallagher? (What, Eric Roberts wasn't available? And don't they know Miami's real estate market could use any cash infusion at the moment?) Happily, with lines like "Enough with performance art, it's time for protest art!" And the always dangerous "we can change things" this flick might be so corny on the unintentional laugh meter it could be a surprise must see.
- Gregory Ellwood