The sequel to Step Up, 2006's surprise summer hit, Step Up 2 the Streets provides another dose of what its target teen audiences want: up-to-the-minute urban street dancing performed by young stars displaying toned physiques.
As strictly formulaic as its predecessor, this installment gets the job done, essentially resembling a long music video interrupted by a perfunctory plot. The main attempt at originality in Step Up 2 is a reversal both of the gender and the striving of its protagonist.
The original depicted the efforts of lead character Tyler (Channing Tatum, briefly seen here) to dance at an elite arts academy. This sequel deals with the desire of new student Andie (Briana Evigan) to return to the streets.
The film is mediocre at best but it features a killer soundtrack, including hits by Flo Rida, T-Pain, Missy Elliott and Trey Songz.