Welcome to February's 28 Days Of Sequels! Every day throughout February one of our VIPers (Jenn, Susan Or Melanie) with occasional comments from the others will present a movie sequel complete with a trailer!
The big difference with this list is they aren't all winners that we loved. Some were disappointments and some just trainwrecks. Hollywood is short on original ideas so when one hits big, they milk it for all its worth and squeeze it dry. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Day 23 - Center Stage: Turn It Up - Mel
The first Center Stage movie to this day remains one of my all-time favorites. If you look it up it has pretty terrible reviews, people generally are not fans, but even they have to admit that the dance numbers are fabulous! The big finale is one that people either love or hate and I LOVE It. (If you aren't going to watch the movie, have seen it, or just want to watch again I am going to stick it here. Mainly because I feel like it!
Then 8 years later they decided to try again but they didn't really have a story. They couldn't tell the same story as the first movie - I mean noone wanted that (and there was no way to compete with it), so they seemed to take bits and ideas from a bunch of other successful dance movies, smush them all together, and hope for the best. They did realize that having NONE of the original cast would mean it wasn't really a Center Stage movie at all so they have Jonathon (which makes sense - I mean he RAN the academy), and Cooper ... Ummmmm WHAT? Nope! If you watch the original you will know why that is SUCH a reach to have him back the way they did. Talk about desperate.
If you haven't seen the first one check it out - and then leave it right there!
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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