Last weekend, a friend of mine asked me out to watch a dance movie called Step Up.
I told him that I honestly wasn't very keen when it came to dancing movies. Not because I don't appreciate good dancing, but because I would rather watch dancing without the cheesey plots of their movies.
But since it was the 101th time he had asked me for a movie in spite of me turning him down the rest of the time, I decided to do a bit of National Service and go for it.
There we were, a bunch of guys... all rushing off to watch a dance movie!
I remember how one of my girlfriends in the past always begged me to go watch dance movies with her but I always found an excuse not to go.
And now.. here I was.... going for a dance movie with a bunch of guys.
I surprise myself sometimes.
Anyway, I must say the movie wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The plot was indeed cheesey and unoriginal but I thought the script was fairly well-written and the actors/actresses weren't too bad.
What I didn't quite fancy though... was the dancing.
At the beginning of the movie there was a party scene when the main actor was shown dancing with a girl.
I'm not sure about everyone else but my impression of dancing is... moving with the beat.
All the dude was doing was moving real fast... just like some of the drunk guys I've seen in clubs in Penang.
And heck... the camera focused on him like it was the highlight of the show... like it was trying to show the audience what a fantastic dancer he is.
I don't know.. maybe I just didn't see it... did you guys think his dancing at that part was fantastic?
(The rest of the dancing scenes in the movie were of different types of dancing and weren't as bad but they weren't great as well)
To me... we don't have to look much further than the streets of Korea to see good dancing.
Check this video out.
Now in my opinion... THAT... is GOOD DANCING...