After the eye-popping flashstravaganza of Step Up 3D, the latest installment of the dance franchise has a high bar to reach. (And that’s without mentioning that the first Step Up launched the career of a reasonably attractive and somewhat funny actor named Channing Tatum ? you may have heard of him.)Step Up: Revolution moves to Miami, where young dancer Emily (So You Think You Can Dance season 6 fan favorite Kathryn McCormick) meets a flash mobber named Sean (Ryan Guzman) with moves that make her heart and her hips quake.
McCormick’s fellow SYTYCD alum (season 4) Stephen ”tWitch” Boss reprises his role from Step Up 3D, and season 2 runner-up Travis Wall choreographed numbers for the film. Another thing worth squeeing over? Peter Gallagher makes his long-awaited return to dance films for the first time since 2000’s Center Stage. Producers Adam Shankman and Jon M. Chu (who directed Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D) returned for Revolution, and Scott Speer directed.