Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman in Step Up All In (2014) (aka: Step Up 5)

A Step Sideways

As the leader of the dance crew called The Mob, Sean is finding it tough going to get them gigs in Los Angeles, so tough that after failing another audition for a gig the rest of the Mob decide to return to Miami leaving him there on his own. When Sean stumbles across a big dance competition in Las Vegas he gets in touch with Moose (Adam G. Sevani) who in turn introduces him to Andie (Briana Evigan) and after a few calls the old crew is back together with a few additions. After sending in their electrifying audition video the new crew under the name LMNTRIX heads to Las Vegas where Sean discovers that his old crew, The Mob, have also entered with out him.

"Step Up All In" lasts for 112 minutes and in those 112 minutes you get a couple of minutes of storyline then 4 or 5 minutes of dancing and that sequence is repeated. The thing is that is exactly what I expected because with each movie in the "Step Up" franchise the amount of music and dance has been boosted whilst the storyline has been stripped back so that it isn't even cliche, just bits of cliche. As such "Step Up All In" is unsurprisingly a movie for those who love the power of a big choreographed dance routine played out to a pumping mix.

Adam G. Sevani in Step Up All In (2014) (aka: Step Up 5)

But what "Step Up All In" has is the appeal of the familiar so on one hand you have Briana Evigan both likeable and hot whilst Ryan Guzman does handsome and nice, plus they dance nicely together. But as in the previous movies it is the likeability and almost cheekiness of Adam G. Sevani which makes the movie and he works well with Alyson Stoner to make a really cute couple.

What this all boils down to is that "Step Up All In" delivers exactly what I expected from this fifth movie in the franchise which is a lot of dance and not much story. But truth of the matter is that whilst there will be those who enjoy this the whole routine of little story and lots of dance it is getting tired.