Ever since the first "Step Up" was taken out, a huge wave of dance movies have crashed upon cinemas all across the world. Some of them have been better than others... this has to be one of the (if not the) worst dance movie I have ever had the misfortune of seeing.
A harsh criticism, yes, but nothing less than it deserves.
Far removed from the original plot, "Honey 2" focuses on juvenile delinquent Maria Ramir
A genuine response, from an audience member who has seen no other dance movies?
"Awwww... you poor thing!"My best friend?
"What. A. Shock (!)"I should be ashamed to admit that I had the same thoughts... but I'm not. The writers should have put some more effort into creating the plot... or the production company should have not green lit this project. Surely, it's not that difficult to mix up the plot a little bit?! Just don't kill off the dancers parents, until... what? The week before the major dance competition? Have the dancer become over come with grief and self pity, and have a dramatic ending where the crew help them see their senses and come out of their grief, to do themselves, their crew and their parents proud. Ta-dah. A different format, made up on the spot, providing a dramatic twist and a sympathetic character tale. Everyone deals with grief. The audience will be able to relate to the character...
Seriously people, that was made up on the spot. The writers get paid to do this job, put a little effort into it!!
Soundtrack wise? I'm sorry... it just did not work. When "Dreams" by Gabrielle came on, I wanted to stand up and storm out. That bloody song is the most overused song in cinematic history.
Hate being negative... but I was disappointed by this film. I felt cheated. I don't even understand why it was given the name "Honey 2". The cast from the first film weren't in this one!
Don't go and see this film. Rent the first one if you are in the mood for a spoonful of Honey. Just don't go and see this film.