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Gangster Squad officially bumped to 2013, but Step Up Revolution is still coming this Friday

Jul. 26, 2012by: Alex Maidy

While Warner Bros. has now made it official that GANGSTER SQUAD will be delaying it's release to January 11, 2013, Summit Entertainment will keep STEP UP REVOLUTION on track to hit theaters this Friday.

Wait, what does STEP UP REVOLUTION have to do with GANGSTER SQUAD?

In the wake of the Colorado shootings last week, studios are extremely apprehensive about anything that may be construed as insensitive towards the victims. There are already survey results showing that patrons are still hesitant to return to movie theaters. While the GANGSTER SQUAD trailer and film did include a shootout sequence that takes place inside a movie theater, STEP UP REVOLUTION's connection is a bit of a stretch.

At one point in the movie, the dancers sneak into a party wearing gas masks and threaten the guests with gas grenades. After some press screenings resulted in talk about the sequence, Summit issued the following statement.

Summit Entertainment’s STEP UP REVOLUTION is an uplifting film that celebrates the redemptive power of dance. There is a brief scene in the film in which a troop of dancers enter a room wearing gas masks as props and the dancers immediately go into a choreographed routine. Because of last week’s tragic events in Colorado, Summit immediately removed television advertising that briefly showcased that scene from the film. The scene also briefly appeared in a trailer released three months ago that the studio is no longer actively servicing. Having taken these steps, Summit will open this inspirational, nonviolent film in theatres nationwide this weekend as originally edited.

I will never pretend to know how the victims feel and I agreed with delaying the GANGSTER SQUAD release to put some distance between it and the shootings, but editing entire sequences or looking for remote similarities is above and beyond the realm of reason. When people begin raising concerns about a brief scene in a STEP UP movie, you are going too far. Sure, Summit pulled the TV spots and trailers because of the scene, which is fine, but that is all that needs to be done.

So, rest assured people, you will still be able to use your pre-ordered STEP UP REVOLUTION tickets this Friday.

Source: Deadline

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7:24PM on 07/26/2012

Thank Goodness!

Step up wasn't pushed back. I was worried I was going to have to not see it in the future as opposed to not seeing it now!!!!
Step up wasn't pushed back. I was worried I was going to have to not see it in the future as opposed to not seeing it now!!!!
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8:18PM on 07/26/2012
Son of a bitch............ I was really looking forward to Gangster Squad.

As for Step Up: Revolution, I try to respect every film that is made, even films that do not appeal to me. I know the hard work that goes into film making, but I am in awe how these putrid movies continue to get green lighted.
Son of a bitch............ I was really looking forward to Gangster Squad.

As for Step Up: Revolution, I try to respect every film that is made, even films that do not appeal to me. I know the hard work that goes into film making, but I am in awe how these putrid movies continue to get green lighted.
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10:58PM on 07/26/2012
Welp. Ryan Gosling can once again say goodbye to any Oscar chances... :(
Welp. Ryan Gosling can once again say goodbye to any Oscar chances... :(
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4:19PM on 07/27/2012
I know I'm one of the few people who enjoy the Step Up movies for what they are, but I've seen Step Up Revolution and can see why people may find it disturbing. Here's what I wrote in my review: "However, I must note that another 'dance' sequence will likely disturb people, particularly because of the recent movie theater shooting in Colorado. It involves smoke grenades, people being covered in gas masks and armor, and gun shot sound effects. In and of itself, the scene is supposed to be
I know I'm one of the few people who enjoy the Step Up movies for what they are, but I've seen Step Up Revolution and can see why people may find it disturbing. Here's what I wrote in my review: "However, I must note that another 'dance' sequence will likely disturb people, particularly because of the recent movie theater shooting in Colorado. It involves smoke grenades, people being covered in gas masks and armor, and gun shot sound effects. In and of itself, the scene is supposed to be alarming, but the added tragedy just makes it ill-timed."

But anyway, good for them for not cutting out the scene. Bad for WB to push back Gangster Squad for next year. Summit: 1, WB: 0
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9:01PM on 07/27/2012

huh?

what the fuck did i just read? this mean the dickhead is winning, stop glorifying shit like this and maybe cunts like this will think twice.
what the fuck did i just read? this mean the dickhead is winning, stop glorifying shit like this and maybe cunts like this will think twice.
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