A few laughs - but give the BD supplements a shot
Steve Kuehl | Ben Lomond, CA | 09/09/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was primed to give this a much lower rating as it was not that funny, but then I watched all of the special features and bumped it up a couple stars. The parody film run still appears to be trudging ahead with three more spoof films this quarter alone; This one has what appears to be the majority of the Wayans family involved (I counted 15 total on cast and crew). I laughed more at the little background stuff people will skip over (tap water labeling, the Cheney tanker, the school posters) as the sight gags did nothing for me. The writing got a few good jokes in there but I suppose growing up in the Airplane era of spoofs has me jaded as to what is funny in farce films.
The Blu quality is excellent, even in the night/action/dance scenes. The DTS is used extensively and obviously by a soundtrack listing your sub gets a significant test. They apparently had the budget to make this sound and look good so you get your money's worth from that avenue. The special features include:
* Making of: 21 minutes of background story, creative process, filming and the usual stuff; lots of Wayans being interviewed.
* Deleted Scenes: 8:15 minutes of rightfully cut material - except for the alternate ending. The whole white vs. black suburban dance off was way better than what was in the film, give it a viewing, good music also.
* Dancing Outtakes: 2:26 clip of the Apple Bottom Jeans song dance off not in the film - some of the best dancing I have seen on film with the exception of Rize. I was really impressed with the athleticism being shown, better than anything in the film; disappointing that the dancers will not get much credit except for a Wayans brother film outtake. It is edited to the length of the song.
The Unrated is 5:13 minutes longer than the PG13, and honestly, I could not watch the rated version as two viewings of this would be painful sober. One for the film, two for the BD quality and supplements. Enjoy."
Pumpkin Man | 08/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this movie was extremely hilarious! The Wayans family is back, doing what they do best. I loved all the spoofs, gags, and jokes. Megan White used to be a dancer until she made her mother come to her audition when it was raining. Her mother dies, but she never really got over it. When she moves to the city, she makes friends with Charity, Thomas, a gay boy and a few more. Thomas helps her with dancing, and slowly fall in love with each other. Thomas also owes [...]to Sugar Bear, unless he and his crew can win a dance battle. This movie spoofs Save the Last Dance, Stomp the Yard, Step Up, Hairspray, High School Musical, Ray, and much more. I highly recommend DANCE FLICK!!!"
Skittles | kennewick, WA, USA | 09/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was great, it made fun of all the best dance movies that i love including 1 in particular that i didn't really think of as a "dance flick"... TWILIGHT when he tells her she needs to see him in the light and then turns around OMG i almost fell off the couch to funny.. and I'm an avid twifan so ya. The wayans brothers are fantastic in every movie they make or act in together.. One more favorite seen. When Shawn Wayans comes to see his babies mamma, she asks what he wants he says he is here to pick up his son so he goes over picks him up for a second tells him "daddy loves you" sits him back down and tells Essence Atkins (charity) that he will be back next weekend to pick him up again then leaves. Charity shuts the door and says "he's such a good father"... LOL what a great movie LOVE IT"