Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Step Up

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...


Anonymous said...

Yo.. i m first today !

eh.. i wanted to watch this movie also.. hmm.. maybe will just download la.. bf sure dowan to watch ..

i dance like a robot... not cantik at all...

that's why no see my in any club.. seldom see me going clubbing also.. hehehe

Sharon said...

wow.. i'm really really impressed. Those boys are good! i wonder how long it takes for them to practice to be soooo synchronized! 2 thumbs up!

Shurainian said...

wow... nice dance by those boys. and very nice song! suits the dance so well

Boss Stewie said...

cely: ahh... nvm... i go down kl we dance robot togethero k?

sharon: yeah... must've taken loads of practice

shu-wen: yeah.. i like the song too.. hehe

Anonymous said...

I'm just curious. Can you dance Boss??

*Thinks on the lines of "belly" dancing*

Anonymous said...

I'm just curious. Can you dance Boss??

*Thinks on the lines of "belly" dancing*

Boss Stewie said...

lance: BELLY DANCING?!?! HAHAHA NOOoooooooooooooooo

Anonymous said...

u know wat they say rite
ppl with beer bellys can do the tango very well, or err dance the belly dance fantastically..
ur choice :)
haha kiddin!
cause u know...boss doesnt have a beer belly also. no no no *tsk tsk tsk*
*wags finger at those who say he does*

Leon said...

pretty good!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i REALLY thought you were going to put up a video of yourself belly-dancing away at the end of the post.

i was sorely disappointed to see a pair of koreans instead though they blew me away nonetheless.

Boss! belly dance pleeeeeeaaassssseeee show us your cute lil' belly muahahahaahaa

Anonymous said...

suicidalconversationjunkie: Did I just hear "lil' belly"???

Anonymous said...

lance: oh. oops. er well.. cute must go with "lil" ma.. takkan say cute HUGE belly rite.. even if that would be a more accurate description. muahahaha :p

chocolat-latte' said...

they're good indeed especially the last dude is really good but u know.. most of the time they're showing how fast and how 'soft' they can go.. maybe put in a lil hand stand would be better.. was kinda dull.. too much moonwalk there..

I wasn't lookin forward for step up but rather this other movie.. by antonio bandares.. about dancing too... i dont know if it's already out but.. but.. i dont seem to see it...

Boss Stewie said...

suicidal: yes... i just might do that if i ever feel the need to horrify my readers :P


choc: ahhh... i've seen that trailer.. it looks decent

Anonymous said...

good breakdancing.if u are interested in comparison,check out 'Think U Can Dance?' over on 8TV on friday night,NOW that is dancing.

a bunch of guys... all rushing off to watch a dance movie!

were u guys in a 'GAY' mood while at it?

yeap with your beer belly,i'm sure u can execute helicopter spin on your belly

Daphne Maia said...

that dance video.. ok lah. not my kinda dance. i like dance, n i tk dance lessons in various dances frm time to time. the worst was this thing they called erotic dancing. it wasnt erotic. i wanted to laugh at it! hahah. it made me feel weird. but i like salsa most. THAT'S SEXY.

i enjoy a good dance movie.. just love em..! haha. i wil go catch this movie. :)

Boss Stewie said...

daredevil: oh please don't use the words 'spin' and 'belly' in the same sentence

daphne: oooh yes yyes.. i learned a bit of salsa once.. ONCE

Anonymous said...

ROFL OMG helicopter spin on his belly!!!! AHAAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHA this so goes into my top 10 list of jokes for 2006

BOSS i DARE you to do that! c'mon just try scaring us!

*goes off to laugh his balls off*

Boss Stewie said...

ack suicial.. i'm not fat enough to do that.. perhaps one day when i am :P

Jackson said...

Wah you blog so much, I can hardly keep up :P

yeah I saw this movie too some time ago, an old girlfriend of mine wanted to see this, and there weren't that much other movies to pick from. It wasn't that dissapointing, but if you already have low or even no expectations, it can hardly sink any lower.

The part in the beginning, well, there usually isn't that much room to show off the real skills like in that video, and you'd look a bit pathetic too to try that in a packed club. He moves well with the music, let's keep it at that :P