Reviewed bydbborroughsVote: 3/10/10
Guy from the Bronx wants to be a hip-hop star, however he's forced toflee to Puerto Rico when he has a run in with some bed guys. Generallyit isn't a good sign when the selling point is that a film is producedby a movie star, in this case Jennifer Lopez. Done on the cheap I keptwondering why they couldn't get more money for a better cast andcrew.The film is okay, but never really connected with me since its sospecifically of a place and life style it fails to click as a story orlarger importance. Whats worse is the music isn't very good, which issomething I rarely say about urban dramas such as this. Its so abrasiveand unremarkable that you don't want to watch the film simply so youwon't hear the music.
Reviewed bypaul-darrenVote: 3/10/10
Once in a while a Movie comes along that really stirs you. Inspires youto go out and realise your dreams. Or at least makes you glad to bealive. Unfortunately,this was not one of those Movies. I did make itthrough to the very end. Though this was mainly due to the batteries inmy remote control having died and me having a bad leg. It was soinstantly forgettable that when my partner came home and asked me whati'd done all day i was able to recall the ironing and clipping mytoenails,but any semblance of having watched a Movie had completelydisappeared from my mind. I only remember it now to write this becausei've just had a phone call from the video store telling me it'soverdue.
Reviewed bylilswimeyfish08Vote: 1/10/10
If you think it is going to be a mix between Step Up and Stomp theYard, you are brutally wrong. I was ashamed to spend $8.50 on thismovie. It was so bad in the first half hour, that my friend and I left.If you want to waste your money on a horrible movie, this is the one togo to. I never thought I would hate a movie this much, but this provedme wrong.
I am warning you, do not see this even if your life depended on it. I'mnot saying Omarion or any of the "actors" in this movie are horrible,but the plot sucks and you've got people who have never really actedbefore. It is elementary acting, and while the music is good, after 10minutes of reggae, you never want to listen to it again.
After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob and his step-brother Javi to pursue their dream of becoming Reggaeton stars. Together with a dancer named C.C., they learn what it means to stay true to themselves and each other, while overcoming obstacles in love, greed and pride, all culminating in an explosive performance at New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade.