Last year, when Alyson Stoner released her tribute to Missy Elliot video, it got me thinking about what she's been doing with her life. When I went on her Wikipedia page and saw she was in the first "Step Up" movie, it blew my mind — my mom and I watched that movie so many times; how could I forget? So I watched the movie again and proceeded to go through a "Step Up" series phase. Here are a few reasons why these movies are actually good, despite what everyone else has to say.
1. Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum
Who doesn't love a romance that moves off-screen? Most people agree that the first "Step Up" was the best; the fact that it brought together Jenna and Channing is just a plus.
2. The dancing
It's a series about dancing, so of course these scenes are important, but some of them were so big and amped-up that they literally blew me away.
3. Moose and Camille
Moose and Camille have the best in-series relationship, and they are the best things to come out of "Step Up 3D." Moose is basically everyone's favorite, and Camille is such a sweet character that you can't help but ship for them.
4. The music
Again, it's a dancing series — they have to get the best music out there, and it's really good.
5. The characters
Maybe it's because I've seen the movies so many times, but I have an emotional attachment to the characters. In "Step Up All In," when all the characters from previous movies came back, I had tears in my eyes. The acting may not always be the best, but it's not like these movies are being nominated for Oscars.
All in all, I'm starting a petition for "Step Up 6."