Quick, name 5 great movies about dance that aren’t musicals… Can’t do it, can you? Off the top of my head, I can list Flashdance and Dirty Dancing. There are probably others, but the truth is most dance films remain below an average grade. Street Dance 2 does nothing to help with the trend.
In this sequel, a humiliated street dancer has to venture across Europe to put together the best crew in order to win the world dance battle and redeem himself.
The performances and script are just hard to sit through. There are some adequate moments, but they are few and far between. As an actor, the only person worth their paycheque is British comedy legend, Tom Conti (The Dark Knight Rises, Derailed). While his French accent left something to be desired, his performance gave realism to the otherwise predictable dialogue.
On a positive note, the dancing in this movie will make you want to get up and jam with the incredibly talented performers. What the dancers lack in acting ability, they make up for with their tremendous dance experience. The movie features break dancing, popping, locking, Latin dancing and, most intriguing, all of them mixed together for a Street-Latin fusion. The entire movie was shot in 3D, which keeps the dancing the focal point of every dance scene.
Bottom Line: Go for the dancing and popcorn and nothing more.
Runtime: 85 minutes