Sunday, August 08, 2010

Why Is A Dance Movie Like Porn?

Because you don't watch for the story.

We went to see Step Up 3D the other day. As the end credits came up we sat and watched a few extra dance scenes...and then the cleaning staff came in. One guy yells "This is the worse movie ever" And his co-worker said "You don't go to a dance movie for the story".

That's mostly true. There are a few exceptions to this over the last 30 years like "Footloose" or "Save The Last Dance" but there aren't too many.

I've been going and loving dance movies for as long as I can think...my daughter still remembers me taking her to all kinds of dance movies when she was little. I saw "Breakin"" when it came out in the movie theatres. Same as "Saturday Night Fever" and "Footloose" and "Flashdance". I mean..."breakin'" was a pretty bad movie...I was young at the time and didn't really notice it wasn't that great...all that mattered was seeing the dances!

And "Step Up 3D" is not much different. The movie is written for 7-13 year olds...and without a lot of the sight gags and quips of an animated Disney film...so it's a little hard to recommend to anyone over the age of 14. I suspect 10 year olds will really enjoy the whole package.

But as far as Stagg and I...we LOVED the dance sequences. There were times when we were both out loud saying "WOW!"

The dances get 10/10. The story etc...sadly 3/10. (and I think Stagg thinks I'm being too generous)


Oh rats...I didn't check this pic when I took it...we're having a really delicious meal at Rigatoni's before going to the movies.


This is me being my typical idiotic self...I was like "Oh my god...I love that advertisement...take a picture of me with all those cool guys!" Stagg was like..."go stand by Mickey Rourke"...meanwhile one of the coolest actors is in this movie...I have no idea if its going to be any good...but I almost can't resist seeing "the Expendables" when it comes out. I love the guy from "The Bank Job"...if you haven't seen "The Bank Job" do yourself a real treat and go rent it!

This is us just before the movie starts with our 3D glasses, I think we both look like we're working ona Fellini movie or something...these were much swisher 3D glasses than at Avatar...

1 comment:

tweetey30 said...

we dont go to the movies to often.. i have promised the girls to take them my self sometime but we just cant afford it right now..lol..