Scott Speer

This Week in DVD: 11/27/12

This week at the video store we look at the winning animated adventure ParaNorman, the action blockbuster The Expendables 2, the dance-stravaganza Step Up Revolution, the crap-stravaganza The Apparition, and a pair of films that missed theatrical releases despite being directed by Joe Dante and Amy Heckerling.

Step Up Revolution Review

Somehow the dance franchise Step Up has made it to four movies. Don’t ask how, it’s not worth the inevitable brain strain that would go along with trying to answer such a question. Dance movies have somehow become a viable genre once again and we get a few per year. Step Up Revolution is just as ludicrously plotted and boasts the same brand of ridiculous dialogue that we’ve come to expect from the series, and yet it’s also easily one of the most watchable titles in the whole cycle.