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