Bring It On:

Worldwide # Cheersmack 

                       review by Drusilla Blakey 

I would have never expected that when 2000s Bring It On hit theaters that it would have spawned a franchise that is still going today. Now after four straight to video sequels they are hitting the floor once again for a fifth entry into the franchise with Bring It On: Worldwide # Cheersmack starring Vivica A. Fox, Cristine Prosperi,  Jordan Rodrigues, Sophie Vavasseur, and Gia Ré, but does it still have some cheer left in it or will it fail to stick the landing?

​ Bring It On: Worldwide # Cheersmack follows Cheer Goddess, the Internet’s most popular “Cheer-lebrity.”  When Destiny, captain of three-time national champions “The Rebels,” is challenged to a global cheer showdown by an edgy new team called “The Truth,” the Cheer Goddess organizes a virtual battle for squads from all around the world.  It seems like the whole world wants to take down Destiny and her team, and they just might succeed, unless Density can rise to the challenge, set her ego aside and figure out who her real friends are. With this, our very silly story begins. Unlike the previous films, this movie does not focus solely on cheerleading, but also on the incorporation of dance.  As we’ve seen in the past, the popularity of ‘dance battle’ movies, such as the Step Up dance series, has become increasingly popular.  Even on TV we have many dance competition shows to choose from.  So, it’s not a surprise that this movie attempts to capitalize on this.

The gymnastics and dance abilities of the cast is amazing.  There are several talented faces that we will probably be seeing more of.  Unfortunately, the story is pretty terrible and presents a sad setup for the ensuing ‘Worldwide Cheersmack’. We also have Vivica A. Fox leading us through the story as the ‘Cheer Goddess’, which in itself is over the top and ridiculous. I think teens may find the movie entertaining but I found the movie itself to be super dull and not engaging. 

 

This release not only includes the film, but numerous featurettes taking you behind the scenes of bringing this global entry to the franchise to life. Step onto the mat and grab your copy of Bring It On: Worldwide # Cheersmack on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on August 29th from Universal Homer Entertainment.

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