Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Step Up: Miami Heat Review (Updated)

Step Up: Miami Heat 

Release Date: 2nd August 2012 - Australia

Production Companies
Offspring Entertainment
Summit Entertainment

Universal Pictures Australia

Genre: Music/Drama

Rating: PG

Runtime: 99 minutes

Budget: $33,000,000

Box Office Gross: $93,723,802

Plot Summary
Emily, the daughter of a 
wealthy businessman, 
arrives in Miami hoping 
to become a professional 
dancer. She falls in love 
with Sean, a young man 
who leads a dance crew 
in elaborate, cutting-edge 
flash mobs. The crew, 
called the MOB, strives 
to win a contest for a 
major sponsorship 
opportunity, but Emily's 
father threatens to 
develop the MOB's 
historic neighborhood 
and displace thousands 
of people.

Kathryn McCormick - Emily
Ryan Guzman - Sean
Adam Sevani - Robert "Moose"
Alexander III
Misha Gabriel - Eddie
Peter Gallagher - William "Bill"
Stephen "tWitch" Boss - Jason
Chadd "Madd Chadd" Smith -
Tommy Dewey - Tripp
Cleopatra Coleman - Penelope
Megan Boone - Claire

Director - Scott Speer
Based on Characters - Duane Adler
Writer - Amanda Brody
Producers - Erik Feig, Jennifer Gibgot,
Garrett Grant, Adam Shankman &
Patrick Waschberger
Production Designer - Carlos Menendez
Director of Photography - Karsten Gopinath
Choreographers - Chuck Maldonado,
Christopher Scott, Jamal Sims
& Travis Wall
Film Editors - Matt Friedman &
Avi Youabian
Music - Aaron Zigman

I'm unfamiliar with the STEP UP series and never watched any of the other dance films of the series, MIAMI HEAT is a very solid fourth instalment and I guarantee that it'll give good entertainment. The movie's story is not bad and has a good romantic subplot, but I am amazed by its dance choreography which is really energetic and Michael Jackson would have been proud of it. MIAMI HEAT does deliver something and I would give four well deserved stars for this one.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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