I watched three quite different movies this weekend...
I really enjoyed this, there was so many quirky, iconic moments throughout and it really showed how a simple, yet well thought-out premise can work. For those who haven't seen it, this is the film that inspired the 'Thriller' music video. It was funny to read up on it later and find out that it was originally a comedy, it's really hard to imagine it that way, it really is just a quirky horror film.
Okay, so this one will be entirely dependent upon your expectations. If you just want some mindless entertainment, this is fantastic. I went in with the expectation of sexy people dancing with a terribly cliché plotline and that is *exactly* what this movie is. 'Miami Heat' (or 'Revolution' in some regions), is the unnecessary fourth installment of the Step Up series, delivered in 3D like the last installment.
The dancing in this film is fantastic and the goes well with the soundtrack - the scene in the art gallery was the real standout for me. Normally a problem with these type of films is finding logical ways to integrate the dance scenes into the plot - in this film I think their set-ups were logical enough to let it pass, you just had to suspend some disbelief in their ability to put these routines together at such short notice
The lead girl (who comes from SYTYCD) is fairly useless as far as acting goes, but she and many of the others make up one damn sexy cast. I would turn for the lead male (played by Ryan Guzman), he is that damn charismatic.
I must have had a good run, because I enjoyed this film too! In an effort to catch up with all the 'classic' teen films, I decided to watch this, despite the horrible flashbacks of what we thought was cool in the 90s
The best thing about watching this was realising how much of 'Not Another Teen Movie' was based in parody of this particular film, with that film now seeming even funnier. The plot and the acting was nothing spectacular, but it's engaging enough. It was also interesting to see a plethora of actors in their younger days playing high school kids i.e. Paul Walker, Gabrielle Union, Lil Kim and an unrecognisable Anna Paquin