Lionsgate’s “Step Up: All In” is the fifth film in the famous dance movie franchise, “Step Up.” It is directed by Trish Sie and written by John Swetnam. It opens in the U.S. theaters on august 8, 2014. The cast of “Step Up: All In” is comprised of the cast from the franchise’s three previous movies: Brianna Evigan (“Step Up 2: The Streets”), Ryan Guzman (“Step Up: Revolution”), and Adam Sevani, who has appeared in all “Step-Up movies” since “Step Up 2: The Streets.” Read on for the “Step Up: All In” review and a brief synopsis of the film.
“Step Up: All In” Synopsis and Review:
In the next exciting chapter of the international phenomenon, “Step Up,” all stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
Years after “Step Up Revolution,” “The Mob” has left Miami to Los Angeles in the hopes of new dancing career opportunities. Sean (Ryan Guzman), who has broken up with his significant partner from the last movie, finds himself alone when his crew decides to move back to Florida after finding themselves late for rent and humiliated after a dance battle with the Grim Knights led by Jasper (Stephen “Stev-O” Jones).
To survive, Sean ends up working as a janitor at a dance hall owned by Moose’s (Adam Sevani) grandparents. True to most “Step Up” movie plots, Sean discovers “The Vortex,” a dance contest hosted by a stylish popstar (Izabella Miko) and enlists Moose’s help to compose a new crew, later called LMNTRIX, whose roster consists of Andie (Briana Evigan), now known for her work in the fashion industry, and past dancers from the previous titles.
Sparks ignite as Sean and Andie find themselves falling for each other while in the midst of competing and trying to win the three-year Las Vegas contract prize. In a twist of events, Sean and his new crew must not only face their rivals, Grim Knights, but also his former crew, The Mob, as well.
“With even less plot than in previous installments to get in the way of its inventive 3D dance scenes, this fifth pic delivers on spectacle — but lacks in chemistry, trying to pair the leads of the second and fourth films after their co-stars dumped them,” wrote Peter Debruge in his review in Variety.
Boyd van Hoeij of The Hollywood Reporter has a short but bittersweet review of the film: “One step forward, two steps back.” Overall, despite its shortcomings, “Step Up: All In” is exciting, with its creative epic dance routines and choreographies that fans and audiences have come to like and watch for.
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