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Bring It On: All or Nothing
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08.24.2006 By: Quigles
Bring It On: All or Nothing order
Director:
Steve Rash

Actors:
Hayden Panettiere
Solange Knowles-Smith
Gus Carr

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A bunch of hot girls dance around for over an hour. Oh, and I think there's some other stuff involving a school transfer and a competition. It was sort of hard to pay attention, what with all the not-paying-attention I was doing.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I don't like to admit it, but I actually enjoyed the first BRING IT ON. Then again, this was during a time when I was madly in love with both Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku, and I appreciated the fact that dancing cheerleaders are very, um, "skilled"... at being hot. Well, regardless of how good or bad the first movie was, it made a solid amount of moolah at the box-office... but not good enough, apparently, that it could actually get a theatrically released sequel. Queue the straight-to-DVD sequel BRING IT ON AGAIN. Sadly, I was never given the opportunity to watch the latter film, as much as I may have wanted to (naturally, I was crushed that I didn't get it for critiquing purposes). But as the fates have it, those genius studio producers put their brains to the test once more as they decided to create yet another DVD sequel, one that I just so happened to get to review. Whoo! Excitement overload!

If you couldn't detect the harsh sarcasm from the previous paragraph, allow me to demonstrate my meaning here: I was not happy watching this movie. It made me sad as a human being. The rich "white" characters spend their time chatting in "IM talk", which consists of them literally spelling out things like "OMG", "WTF", and "LOL". The ghetto "black" characters, on the other hand, spend their time joking around about having fat asses, dissing white people, and talking like they should be on an episode of Jerry Springer ("Ahh gurl, you did not jus' disrespeck me in fron' mah friends!"). The film also includes the latest in bizarre dance forms - something called "krumping". It took me awhile to realize it was a dance though, because all it looked like was a number of people devolving back to an ape-like stage in evolution, and at the same time pretending to have epileptic seizures whilst intoxicated and humping the air. And apparently, "krumping" just so happens to be the type of stuff that wins cheerleading tournaments. I'll be damned.

Suffice it to say, this is a terrible movie. But shockingly enough, it's actually not as bad as it could've (and should've) been. Considering the blatant race jokes, constant moronic high school back-and-forths, and non-stop movie clichés (like everything concerning the asshole boyfriend, back-stabbing friend, etc.), I'm sort of surprised the movie was merely awful, and not "so awful that it was most likely born from the taint of Lucifer's ass crack, much like that of a Uwe Boll film" (on a completely unrelated topic, I like to pride myself for conceiving such sophisticated humor). Plus, this movie actually makes more really good eye candy, since there's a pretty much endless onslaught of hot chicks grazing the screen with not-so-surprisingly skimpy clothing. Honestly, I'm almost happy I watched the movie for that alone.
THE EXTRAS
Surprisingly decent special features for a less-than-decent film.

Gag Reel (11:32): Wow. Over 11 minutes of bloopers. Kinda tells you something, huh? Eh, at least some of it's funny. There are other parts though, where all you see is people laughing randomly. Hmmm... Not exactly funny. The rest of the time is filled up with cheering mistakes, actors flubbing lines, and weird faces being made at the screen.

Behind the Cheers (8:21): While there is a decent amount of behind-the-scenes footage, this is still a pretty "meh" featurette. Just a bunch of actors discussing the movie-making experience, praising the crew, etc.

Cheer Camp: From Wannabe to Cheerleader (7:15): This featurette gives the viewer a little taste of what the actors had to go through in order to perform properly during the cheering scenes.

Break It Down (19:20): This featurette is pretty much just a cheer lesson for beginners. Not exactly something that I find interesting, but fans will probably dig it.

From the Street to the Set (5:40): The choreographers discuss some of the other important aspects behind the rigorous activity behind the film, mainly relating to "krumping".
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
If you enjoy movies that combine the wonderful stereotypes of ditzy spoiled white-girl cheerleaders and ghetto "ain't-gonna-take-no-shit" booty girls, then this is the movie for you. It's a movie so good, that it actually recycles scenes from the first film... only in a more embarrassingly dumb fashion. Oh, and did I mention the film starts off the lead actress having a nightmare about farting in front of her classmates?
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