They walk the tightrope between right and wrong. They are hungry for recognition, fame and respect. They are immensely gifted but absolutely raw. Their special gift is street smarts and the art of survival. They are impatient and all charged up to grab their share of what is theirs if they win the race of a lifetime. These 9 boys with a misspent childhood, in a juvenile home run by a tyrant warden will dance for passion, for hope and for their dreams to come true. Exorcising their past demons, the 9 boys who society has written off, reach out for the stars. Will their rebellion pay off? Will they become masters of their destinies?Written by
Despite the horribly clichéd story-line, the melodramatic crying, and the unintentionally comical scenes, what REALLY aggravated me about this movie was the fact that a significant portion of the dance choreography used in the film was STOLEN from other dance crews. In the final performance scene, one crew dons the iconic mask and gloves of Jabbawockeez Crew and continues to use their choreography. These very same "Jabbawockeez impostors" manage to incorporate the choreography of I.aM.Me Crew into their routine as well.
If that wasn't enough, when it comes to the final break dancing battle scene, the dancers blatantly steal routines from the famous Jinjo Crew. One dancer goes even further to use the signature "hat-trick" moves of bboy Vero (of Jinjo Crew).
In the break dancing community, when one bboy steals another bboy's moves, it is called "biting". In this movie, the dance choreographers bit off of bboy Vero, the rest of Jinjo Crew, I.aM.Me, and Jabbawockeez.
The theatrical elements are enough to earn this film a 3 or a 4, but the flagrant disrespect shown to several hardworking, original, un-credited dance crews, drops this movie down to a 1.
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