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Saving the last dance
on 10 January 2016
I enjoyed this film but not as much as Streetdance 1, it just didn't seem to have any real storyline, and wasn't in the same league as the Step Up series which to be fair are best movies in this genre.
To it's credit it was very watchable and I love the blending of latin and streetdance styles. The dancers looked great and everyone did their best, but it looked very samey to me, in comparison to the brilliance of the choreography on display in the step up series, which at times has been breath taking and truly inspirational, this just wasn't memorable.
What made the first of these films so charming was the clash of the elitist ballet world with the talented but not so cosseted dancers from the street. It incorporated genuine romance and some very lovely dancing too. I also never felt any sense of momentum on behalf of the stories characters and just went along with what I was seeing as it is totally inoffensive and passable for pleasant evenings viewing.
Anyway overall this is ok and fun to watch just for the love of dance.