Step Up Revolution
Theatrical Release: 7/27/2012
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe
Writer: Duane Adler & Jenny Mayer
Producer: Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, Erik Feig, Patrick
Director: Scott Speer
Runtime: 97 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Kathryn McCormick,
Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Step Up Revolution is a fast-paced, dance-filled musically driven film that will keep the audiences' attention from start to finish. Emily is the daughter of a multi-millionaire developer who wants to tear down a district of Miami to build new high-rises. When a group of street dancers called "The Mob" learn of the plans, they set out to stop the development. Unfortunately they go too far and make the shift from constructive and concerned voices to destructive ones fairly quickly.
The film is filled with sexual dance styles and the camera angles enhance this by using stop motion and jerky footage. This coupled with the language and excessively skimpy outfits prevent us from recommending the film for a family audience.
Sex: Extreme sexuality during a dance routine with gyrating motions and pelvic thrusts; man/woman kiss passionately twice.
Language: MF A**-1 (the f-bomb was bleeped but you can read the man's lips; J-1; N*gger and B*tch several times in a song; Crap-1; OMG-2; A** hole-1; D-2; H-2; BS-1; SOB-1
Violence: Flash mob gets out of control and a few get arrested; man punches another.
Drugs: Several drinking scenes.
Nudity: Extreme cleavage and immodest dress throughout the film with several lingering shots of women in bikinis.
Other: Breaking the rules is a common theme.