July began with a bang with the opening of The Amazing Spider-Man and last week's The Dark Knight Rises raised the entertainment bar for 2012 movies. Today, July ends with a whimper with two releases that have set the bar so low, you'll have to dig to find it.
Step Up: Revolution Thanks to Kai at Man, I Love Films, I can now say I have experienced the "wonders" of the Step Up franchise, but this is too far. What are we trying to teach the up-and-coming generations? Fight corporate greed and corruption with organized dance? Yeah, because if you bust' a fly enough move, they will see the error of their ways, open their hearts, and do the right thing.
Verdict: Exercise the Right to Cinematic Celibacy.
Ugh, I can't talk about this crappy set of new releases any more. For your sake, I hope you spend your time and money on The Dark Knight Rises, even if you've already seen it.