The Step Up movies all have essentially the same plot: Boy meets girl. They dance. They fall in love. They live, and dance, happily ever after.
But there's something a little different about Step Up 4: It all takes place in Miami.
From the looks of the trailer, released this week, the film was actually shot in Miami, including along Ocean Drive, at a Brickell-looking rooftop pool, and on shipping containers at the Port of Miami. The cheeseball story hasn't changed, but it does warm our hearts to see our city looking like a paradise on the big screen. (The sexy dancers don't hurt, either.)
Check out the trailer after the jump.
According to IMDB, So You Think You Can Dance alum Kathryn McCormick
stars alongside newcomer Ryan Guzman as dancers from different worlds
whose passion for dance transforms into love for each other. We gag.
No one watches these movies for the love story, though -- it's all about
the dancing, which appears to take place in some of the franchise's
most ridiculous settings yet. If your flash mob tried to dance on the hoods of the luxury cars that drive down Ocean Drive, you and your crew would be publicly lynched by the 1% (or the poor saps who rented those cars to pretend to be the 1%). To say nothing of whatever national security charges you'd face for breaking into the Port of Miami. Something tells me the cops don't care about the art of movement.
But there's one thing we know for sure: Whoever made this trailer totally stole that paintbrush-script font from Dirty Dancing.
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