We follow a flash mob dance crew (unimaginatively called ‘The Mob’) seeking recognition through various social media sources. But when some big-shot businessman tries to tear down their neighbourhood, The Mob attempt to prevent his plans through the power of dance. Basically, if you were to make a Frankenstein’s monster from the premises of Tower Heist and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, you’d get Step Up 4. The generically derivative story borders on hilarity, but luckily the film never pretends it is Oscar material, rushing through the requisite plot elements and interrupting them nicely with what’s really important - the dance sequences.
The creativity on display here is amplified by the viral marketing angle, and at one point a sequence sees the crew break into an art exhibition and camouflage themselves as sculptures that come to life one-by-one. You never believe for a second that they’d get away with the stunts they pull, but they’re such a joy to watch that you’re bound to not care. Hide