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Dance Flick (Unrated)
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The Wayan brothers are well known for their comedy/spoof genre movies. Between 2001 and 2006 they produced the Scary Movie Series (4 movies). With all the recent successful dance based movies such as: Save the Last Dance, Step Up, Stomp the Yard and You Got Served, the Wayans decided to produce Dance Flick as a spoof of all these movies.
While the idea was certainly original, this film was not well executed. Firstly, it is just too short, only 83 minutes. Next the storyline did not gel properly, it seemed like they were trying to force too much into too small a space, the result being that the actors were left on a lurch trying to make everything appear to be funny.
The biggest let down of this movie is the excessive dependence on the gross jokes. They relied way too much on these, in this movie they really pushed the bar too much on the gross jokes. This was the really killer for this film.
A poor guy, Thomas Uncles (Damon Wayans Jr.) teams up with Megan White (Shoshana Bush) and train together with the object being to win a dance competition.
Breakdance routines are uniquely embellished with CG to make the impossible happen. There are some hilarious moments that will crack you up. But there are other parts, that are meant to be funny, but may only serve to gross you out.
This film had a tremendous potential, however, the lack of a well developed storyline and the overly gross jokes, limited its true potential.
The Blu quality is excellent, even in the night/action/dance scenes. The DTS is used extensively and obviously by a soundtrack listing your sub gets a significant test. They apparently had the budget to make this sound and look good so you get your money's worth from that avenue. The special features include:
* Making of: 21 minutes of background story, creative process, filming and the usual stuff; lots of Wayans being interviewed.
* Deleted Scenes: 8:15 minutes of rightfully cut material - except for the alternate ending. The whole white vs. black suburban dance off was way better than what was in the film, give it a viewing, good music also.
* Dancing Outtakes: 2:26 clip of the Apple Bottom Jeans song dance off not in the film - some of the best dancing I have seen on film with the exception of Rize. I was really impressed with the athleticism being shown, better than anything in the film; disappointing that the dancers will not get much credit except for a Wayans brother film outtake.Read more ›
Not to mention the jokes fell flat and were for the most part horrible.
I think the Wayans really know how to kill comedy and they have proven this many times.
For example Scary Movie 2 relied more on gross out humor and it got old fast.
This one was funny in parts but for as short as this movie was it wasn't enough and it ultimately a complete letdown.
Not recommended only parts I found funny were the part on the subway train and a few others that was about it.
I admit even though I think the Wayans bring down comedy majorly Kim and Shawn did a good job they were both funny.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I expected to be stone face until I couldn't stand anymore and turn it off - yet I was surprised that I found myself laughing, A LOT through the entire movie! Read morePublished 6 months ago by PositiveLastAction
I don't know why but I think this movie is hilarious. I am not a fan of the slap stick comedies but I literally laughed out loud during parts.Published 14 months ago by Teresa Rizzo