HIGH STRUNG REVIEWED
“High Strung” has been done before on film. Hell, these kinds of films used to be a popular subgenre. Now, they exist more as street tapes done up on an indie scale. The choreography is impressive, but the narrative is barely there. While cinematic mash-ups might keep a kid entertained for a viewing, you’re practically telling anyone over 18 to stay away. But, not everything is for everyone.
There’s an illegal immigration subplot, but nothing major comes of it. I’m not sure why it exists other than to make a 2D character seem slightly less flat. Violin playing isn’t enough to keep the kids happy anymore. This Tumblr generation wants a social cause that can give them something called The Feels. Once infected, they appreciate any slight emotional appeal. Stanley Kramer would’ve killed to be making movies now.
- 2.35:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 8/2/2016
The Plot Thus Far
When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks ﬂy. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must ﬁnd a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever.