The ''Bring It On'' boxed set -- On a scale of one to four megaphones, we rate the cheerleader franchise

By Tanner Stransky
Updated December 14, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

The ”Bring It On” boxed set

After Bring It On got fans fired up, Universal showed its spirit with three direct-to-DVD sequels. Now, they all team up in Bring It On: The Cheerbook Collection. On a scale of one to four megaphones, which pic has the most pep?

Bring It On (2000)
Cheer-tastrophe Clovers captain Isis (Gabrielle Union) challenges Toros leader Torrance (Kirsten Dunst) to ”bring it” after learning that the Toros cribbed the Clovers’ sassed-out chants.
Choice Quip ”She puts the itch in bitch.”
Judge’s Ruling No surprise, the sound-bite-heavy script — which made BIO an official member of the teen-movie canon — stomps the sequels. — FOUR Megaphones

Bring It On Again (2004)
Cheer-tastrophe Fed up with diva leader Tina (Bree Turner), new recruit Whittier (Anne Judson-Yager) forms her own squad of misfits.
It’s the Original Meets… Revenge of the Nerds.
Choice Quip ”Don’t be all up in my Kool-Aid!”
Judge’s Ruling While Turner’s maniacal head bitch is high-flying, the flick as a whole takes a tumble. — TWO Megaphones

Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Cheer-tastrophe Pert Britney (Hayden Panettiere) crosses viper Camille (Solange Knowles) while trying out for a Rihanna video.
It’s the Original Meets… Save the Last Dance.
Choice Quip ”If we’re speaking in IM, you’re more like a BFH: Bitch From Hell.”
Judge’s Ruling Seeing a pre-Heroes Panettiere is a kick, but the conflict’s contrived. — THREE Megaphones

Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
Cheer-tastrophe The East Coast Jets take on the West Coast Sharks (tacky!) at summer camp. The claws come out when they morph into a mega-squad.
It’s the Original Meets… West Side Story, duh.
Choice Quip ”I’m not mad…. I MySpaced it all out of my system.”
Judge’s Ruling We’ve seen this routine one too many times. — ONE Megaphone

Bring It On

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 98 minutes
  • Peyton Reed