Step Up Blu-Ray Review

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Step Up danced its way on store shelves July 3.   For the first time ever on Blu-Ray,  Step Up has been digitally remastered and is ready to take the spotlight.  This is the first of the Step Up movies (you might have heard of  Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, and the upcoming Step Up Revolution).  With a catchy soundtrack, amazing choreography, and a cute love story, Step Up is the perfect summer movie!

Tyler, played by the ever so handsome Channing Tatum, is sentenced to community service after vandalizing a local school for the arts.  Not being able to stomach the thought of being around the rich and stuck up art school students, Tyler sets to task scrubbing, mopping, and cleaning.  That is until he meets Nora (Tatum’s real life wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum), a student from the performing arts school whose passion for dancing has taken the lead in her life.  When her dance partner for the senior showcase is injured, Tyler cuts in to save the day and in turn, he and Nora develop an intricately choreographed relationship!  I won’t give away the ending just in case you haven’t watched it yet!

The bonus features include deleted scenes, bloopers, music videos, audio commentary, and my favorite of the features, a piece called “Making the Moves”.  This feature goes behind the scenes to discuss the dancing, planning, and talent that went into making Step Up possible.  The dancing talent of Tatum and his wife added to the clear chemistry of their on (and off ) screen duo.  There is a lot of hard work that goes into creating elaborate dance scenes like those featured in Step Up.  It was interesting to see the technical side of this art, through the choreographer, Anne Fletcher as well as the team of assistant choreographers and the actors.

This movie is fun, with a combination of drama and romance and dancing is right on point.  The passion of the dancers is presented without too much “fluff” (I took this one directly from Jenna Dewan-Tatum).  It’s one of those movies that you’ll finish watching and have a sudden passion to let the inner dancer in you break loose…or at least dream about that!  I really enjoyed this movie and the special features…and the fact that it Channing Tatum didn’t hurt at all!  Put this on your dance card for a sure to please movie night!

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