YOU GOT SERVED / STOMP THE YARD / GRIDIRON GANG REVIEWED
You Got Served – Young urban youth teaches Middle America street slang that was dated by the time the film hit theaters. Interest choreography, but lackluster film.
Gridiron Gang – “Gridiron Gang” is another film about how football can help solve all societal problems. Hoodlum kids stop reigning havoc and buckle down to work as a team. The problem with these movies are that what they lack in story development makes them timeless. What changes this film from “Wildcats” or “The Bad News Bears”? Basically, it comes down to the decade and the social attitudes of the kids presented within the narrative. Everything else is so cliche and repeated that all members of the story lose perspective and become part of one giant narrative that puts most people to sleep.
Dwayne Johnson is a capable lead, however he can’t find that right movie. The problem with leading a movie like this is that you just have to look like a type and have a smidge of a personality. I can’t really tell you if there’s any adversity outside of random white people telling our heroes that they can’t do something. They say that they can and they prove the authority figures wrong. Everyone pats themselves on the back and it’s not long before you’re wondering why The Rock doesn’t hire someone to pick movies for him. You say that he’s in the Fast and Furious movies, I state that he isn’t the star. At least, we’ve got Hercules coming up. After all, the last Hercules movie made Kellan Lutz such a star. I think Martin might’ve heard of the guy by now.
Stomp The Yard – Columbus Short teaches people to dance before he became a Gladiator. Ne-YO appears.
- 1.85:1 / 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 10/4/16
The Plot Thus Far
You Got Served
(2004) – Color – PG-13
Marques Houston, Omari Grandberry, Jarell Houston
If You Want Respect, You’ve Got To Take It.
At Mr. Rad’s Warehouse, the best hip hop crews in L.A. compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers-and their moves-two friends have to pull together to represent the street.
Stomp the Yard
(2007) – Color – PG-13
Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-YO
A Kid From The Streets. A Team With Some Heat
DJ, an underground street dancer, does not get along with the wealthier students on campus. After he decides to join an official step group he must learn to stop dancing as an individual, and start stepping as part of a team.
(2006) – Color – 2 Hours 5 Minutes – PG-13
Dwayne Johnson, Xhibit
One Goal. A Second Chance.
Based On A True Story
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in this gritty and inspirational movie based on a true story of a group of teenage delinquents given a second chance to redeem themselves by playing football. Sean Porter (Johnson) is a frustrated juvenile probation officer. Most of the kids in his detention camp are either sent back to prison once they leave or meet a violent end when they return to the streets. Desperately looking for a way to make a difference, he and his co-worker Malcolm Moore (Xzibit, TV’s Pimp My Ride) devise a plan to teach discipline and responsibility through the game of football. But with only four weeks before the start of the season, Porter must overcome insurmountable odds to put together a competitive team. It’s a season that will test their minds, spirit, and bodies as Porter teaches his players the principles of good character, strength through resiliency, and genuine respect for one another.
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