Becky and I went to see Stomp the Yard tonight in Castle Rock at the Colorado Cinema’s movie theater. The Fandango website at Stomp the Yard describes the movie as follows:
“After his brother’s tragic death, a troubled but gifted street dancer enrolls in Atlanta’s Truth University. As he tries to concentrate on his studies and woo a pretty classmate, he finds himself in the midst of a tug-of-war between fraternities, who want to utilize his talents in an upcoming dance competition.”
Stomp the Yard was a pretty interesting movie that had a good storyline and kept our interest. It’s about a young man named DJ from L.A. who finds himself enrolled at a fictitious all African American college in Atlanta called Truth University. He has a semi-affluent aunt and uncle who take him under their roof and get him enrolled in this prestigious school, after his brother is killed in a gang shooting for taking the money in a dance contest from a rival gang leader.
DJ doesn’t fit into Truth University until he “brings it on” with his funky dance moves and challenges the top dancers in the school with his L.A. hip-hop style. He also finds his true love while he’s at school and discovers that there is a class system among the people of Truth between the “have’s” and the “have nots”.
Be prepared for a few things with Stomp the Yard not the least of which will be a movie filled with teenagers that will want to have conversations with their friends for the entire film. It’s a bit annoying. Also, be prepared to see no Caucasian people in this movie or any other ethnic people for that matter. This was pretty ridiculous and took away from the believability of the movie, but in-spite of it’s shortcomings we both found the dancing, characters and story entertaining.
In the end though, we both thought that the movie was almost worth the trip, but probably is better watched as a rental.
John – ** Rental
Becky – ** Rental
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