Step Up 2 the Streets
The follow-up to the smash hit “Step Up,” which ignited theaters in August 2006. When rebellious street dancer Andie (Briana Evigan) lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school’s hottest dancer Chase (Robert Hoffman) to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore’s underground dance battle The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds.
Featuring the directorial debut of award-winning up-and-comer Jon M. Chu, “Step Up 2 the Streets” reunites much of the production team behind the original film including “Step Up’s” cutting-edge hip-hop choreographer Jamal Sims, who is joined this time by choreographers Hi-Hat (“hip-hop’s high diva of dance”) and Dave Scott (“Stomp the Yard”). Patrick Wachsberger and Erik Feig of Summit Entertainment produce with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot of Offspring Entertainment.
Like its predecessor, “Step Up 2” combines modern rap music with break dancing to tell a story about teens and their lifestyle in the city. Unfortunately, language is also an issue with these types of tales and this is no exception.
Fitting in and not conforming to other’s ideals are also common but also typical is the ever present disrespect for authority. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised that there was not more language but with biblical profanity, this one misses our mark and we cannot consider this a family-friendly film.