None of the leads exhibited great dancing actually.The franchise that launched Channing Tatum’s career limps its way to Las Vegas in “Step Up All In,” where characters with bum knees and broken hearts compete for a shot at a three-year casino dance contract.Sean decides to Google dancing opportunities, which leads him to a reality-show contest called “The Vortex,” hosted by a glamazon (Polish dancer Izabella Miko) clearly channeling Elizabeth Banks’ “The Hunger Games” emcee.So far, the common thread between the “Step Up” sequels — apart from watching sparks fly between a good girl and bad guy — has been goofy supporting actor Adam Sevani, aka “Moose.” Once the gangly sidekick, Moose has filled out and coupled up, even taking a grown-up job at an engineering lab that will make a convenient backdrop for their crazy-cool mad-scientist audition tape.In fact, I don’t recall too much about Step Up Revolution at all other than it had something to do with flash mobs and a greedy real estate developer. Other than the fact that characters from all of the previous Step Up movies show up to take part in the wheezy plot, I doubt that I’ll remember anything about it by the end of the year. Other than the finale, I can’t think of a single number that stands out. After landing the Nike ad at the end of Revolution, Sean (Guzman) and his crew, the Mob, can’t find work in Los Angeles no matter how many auditions and try-outs they show up for.I might not even remember all that much by summer’s end. Unless you count the video shoot in the lab where series regular Moose (Sevani) works, but that’s only because you’ll be scratching your head wondering how he put together something so elaborate on such short notice. After being defeated and humiliated by arch-rival Jasper (Jones) at an impromptu dance-off at a club, the Mob decides to call it a day and return to Miami.By this point, the characters have reached an age where dancing for fun doesn’t cut it, so they must find a way to make a living in the famously brutal field, whose humiliating auditions and frequent rejections make for a playful if out-of-sync credits sequence.It seems Sean (Ryan Guzman) and his crew, the Mob, moved from Miami to Los Angeles sometime after 2012’s “Step Up Revolution,” but now, they’re all late on their rent and decide to leave Sean to fend for himself in L. Sean’s romantic partner from the last movie has also lost interest, which leaves this cute but astonishingly uncharismatic guy to sit alone in his room, pondering whatever it is shirtless, expressionless guys ponder while pretending not to think about their strategically exposed eight-packs.
The trailers for this one gave away almost no information whatsoever, except that there would be some epic battles and there’s a new concept called “the vortex,” though it was nearly impossible to say what the vortex was. I made the mistake of wanting too much information, thus I read this interview with Adam Sevani about how quickly this one was made.Moose helps him bring together other familiar characters like the twins (the brothers Lombard, third movie) and Jenny Kido (Koda, parts 2-4).They land the gig and head to Vegas where they learn they’ll be going up against Jasper and his crew The Grim Knights. ), Sean and his new crew LMNTRIX will be going up against his old crew now led by former best friend Eddy (Gabriel, fourth movie).This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.