July 23, 2012
When top street dancer Ash (Falk Hentschel) is humiliated and laughed off stage by American crew Invincible, he sets off to gather the best dancers from around the world to take them on – with a dance style they weren’t expecting. With landmark locations, a spectacular fusion of dance styles and an unparalleled vibrancy, the sequel to StreetDance sees our hero fall in love with Eva (Sofia Boutella) a beautiful salsa dancer as he discovers the magic, power and passion of dancing for the ultimate global dance off.
Admit it, we watch dance-movie because of the dance, not the movie. The rules are pretty much applied to StreetDance series. StreetDance 3D is bad, and I can't lie that the sequel is pretty much the same (or worse? I think worse it is, because StreetDance 3D's final battle really satisfied me, especially Breaking Point's ballet-hop mixing). And now, they're bringing Latin to the mixture, which DIDN'T WORK. I see sexy dancers, not latin dancers.
Let's talk about the story. Oh wait, there's no story. There's no point, plot holes everywhere, lack of character's development, too made up and cheesy ending, worst final battle, too predictable, doesn't make any sense, BORING. This movie can be rated 1 star, but thanks to the dance which probably saved it.
Let's talk about the dancers. As the leading lady, Madonna's dancer Sofia Boutella doesn't do anything but showing off her pure goddess. Falk Hentschel does pretty much the same; he has no intention, no spark with Eva, whatsoever. George Sampson all-over-again appearance as Eddie doesn't help; he looks like a piece of decoration, a statue decoration. But, I do love Tom Conti's role, Manu. He somehow being the wise one, the guardian or so-you-called old man. He's quite interesting and he holds quite a role in this movie. And oh, there's Akai from Got To Dance UK season 1, damn I love him.
Bottom line, watch the dance, don't mind the story. Period.