Friday, March 09, 2007

Stomp the Yard

Reigning top at theaters for two of the weakest box office weeks of the year, Stomp the Yard has managed to gross over $60 million. Hollywood has hit on a magical blend of blaxploitation and teensploitation to pump America’s youth of color for $10 movie admission.

Like the film’s predecessors, Drumline and You Got Served, all of the entertainment value of Stomp can be attributed to the choreography. However, the filmmakers find it necessary to intersperse the marching dancing stomping? stepping sequences with “plot” and character “development.” Stomp exhibits its cinematic reach when the protagonist’s mentor imparts to him, with due gravitas, the pearl of wisdom: "...a fraternity, now that's a brotherhood." It seems he got the film’s script confused with a dictionary, which I can’t fathom because I’m sure the script fits on the back of a Cracker Jack box.

Here’s a little math for you:

(“Drumline” – Orlando Jones + “You Got Served” – (B2K + Steve Harvey)) x frat-brother-chest-thumping = “Stomp the Yard”

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the boxed Blu-Ray (yay Sony affiliated/owned studios!) trilogy collection entitled “You Stomped the Drumline.”

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