CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE REVIEWED
“Center Stage: On Pointe” reminds me that I don’t know enough about the Center Stage series. Hell, I didn’t know there was a second movie in 2008. I thought the films took a 15 year break. But, that’s what happens when your films debut on Lifetime. Director X offers up an exciting look at what it takes for a dozen dancers to meet a new ballet challenge. TLDR: the young kids do some dancing.
The lead female dancer fights to make the judges love her modern dancing. The others dance in various styles that all look the same. Honestly, things like this are really hard for dudes to cover. I know that I forsook my Dudebro crown ages ago, but things like this just make me check out. Thankfully, it’s only 92 minutes long. The lady in your life might enjoy this. But, if she really loves it…you’ve got more pressing issues than ballet dance movie.
- Dance Tutorial
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 9/6/16
- Video - 86%86%
- Audio - 83%83%
- Supplemental Material - 82%82%
- Film Score - 70%70%
The Plot Thus Far
Jonathan Reeves (Peter Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy, and enlists his top choreographers Charlie (Sascha Radetsky), Cooper (Ethan Stiefel) and Tommy (Kenny Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at a camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Nicole Muñoz), who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers recruited for the camp.