Stomp the Yard (Blu-ray) (2007)
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He Will Challenge Their Traditions. Their Traditions Will Change His Life.
|After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from L.A. Tries to start a new life by enrolling in an historically black college in atlanta. His efforts are sidelined when he is courted by campus fraternities who need his innovative dance moves to win a national competition.|
"A high-energy movie with heart and the dance moves will make your jaw drop! Rachel Smith, FOX-TV
Editor's NoteWhat is the difference between a gang and a team? DJ Williams (Columbus Short) is forced to confront this question, along with the usual post-adolescent romantic and family conflicts, when his well-meaning uncle (Harry Lennix) enrolls him at his Atlanta alma mater, Truth University. His enrollment is part of a plea bargain that will save him from being imprisoned, and it is also a last resort to rescue him from the LA gang life that has already claimed his beloved brother. An avid and remarkably gifted hip-hop dancer, DJ is quickly solicited by two fraternities who want to make use of his skills on their respective step teams. DJ resists at first, equating fraternities and stepping as stultifying, upper-class activities. Eventually DJ warms to the underdog fraternity and, with his amazing krumping, clowning, and breaking, transforms the team. More importantly, the team transforms him, providing a creative outlet and a character-building support network that help cushion the blows life keeps dealing. While the drama incorporates many overly familiar themes and subplots, the main hook is the spectacular step dancing, shot in a dynamic, quick-cut style that emphasizes the muscularity, inventiveness, and stirring teamwork required. The final quotation from Dr. Martin Luther King drives home the film's message: "Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education."
Stomp the Yard - DVD Review
By: Franck Tabouring Cinema Blend DVD Reviews
Published on: 5/17/2007 7:21 AM
|Stomp the Yard faces the dilemma of simply repeating what we've now seen far too many times in movies such as Save the Last Dance or Honey. It centers on a struggling loner who manages to overcome his dark past and finds the necessary courage to face his fears and achieve his goals. Generally there is nothing wrong with such a story, but if the initial concept is sloppily executed and the plot ends lacking any originality, there's not much left to capture our attention. ...read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Darrin Dewitt Henson|
|David Checel - Editor|
|Gregory Ramon Anderson - Writer|
|Jonathan A. Carlson - Production Designer|
|Rob Hardy - Executive Producer|
|Robert Adetuyi - Writer|
|Sam Retzer - Original Music By|
|Scott Kevan - Cinematographer|
|Sylvain White - Director|
|Tim Boland - Original Music By|
|William Packer - Producer|