Sure, by all reasonable accounts heretofore Dance Flick seems just another lame spoof-o-rama (e.g., Disaster Movie, Superhero Movie) stuffed to the rafters with sight gags and over-foleyed slapstick, this time from the Wayans brothers. But I can live with it, and the one-sheet brought a smile to my face because it’s an overpeddled genre that needs to be taken down, notwithstanding the honest-to-goodness, yes-I-said-it pop-vibrance of Step Up 2 the Streets. It’s ripe material, in other words — the first ingredient for good satire. And who knows, maybe the cast will help elevate it a bit; the fact that in the trailer they’re peddling unknowns instead of Carmen Electra or some such star cameos actually gives one a modicum of hope. Yet to be rated, Dance Flick releases February 6 from Paramount.
UPDATE 1/02/09: Apparently fearing The Pink Panther 2, Dance Flick has now moved to the more wide open pastures of August 14, probably a wiser move in that it abuts the autumnal commencement of high school.