I am actually embarrassed to admit that I sat down to watch Dance Flick. I never got into any of the silly teen dance films, so what made me think that I would like one of those ridiculous parodies about the same subject?
Unlike Scary Movie and a couple of the other parodies that were actually funny, Dance Flick totally blew. Not just “lame movie” blew, but a whole new level of blowage (I think I just made up a word.) I literally made it six minutes into this film before I had to turn it off and walk away. It was that bad. It earns my first ever rating of 0 stars – that’s right… not just a 1 star – this was just that bad.
RATING 0 out of 10
I felt a bit better after rushing to put Dance Flick back in the Netflix envelope and starting the next DVD – The Assassination of High School President. In a word, this film was smart. I totally got into this quirky little story – a story that actually forced you to pay attention and think.
Nick Blaemire, who played the lead character Byron Funke, turned in a very good performance in this – his only film appearance. I was also pleasantly surprised to see Bruce Willis show up as the very intense school principal.
It’s hard to describe the film without giving plot elements away, but rest assured, it is a good film. It will probably go over the heads of many viewers more interested in teen hi jinx than a high school film noir mystery, but if you can get past that, it is worth watching.
RATING 8 out of 10