I still think, though, that Tatum is one of the most enigmatic dancers in the series.
Step Up's Tyler Gage is an orphan who lives with a foster family, as is Step Up 2 the Streets' Andie West.
BRIANA EVIGAN: When I did Step Up 2, I thought maybe, the next year, I’d come back for something, if it made sense, but that didn’t happen. I wanted to really pursue the acting world, and step away from the dance world. KH: All I want is to be lifted the way that Tyler [Tatum] lifts Nora [Dewan-Tatum]. It's just not a realistic thing for me to hope for. The movie that began this illustrious franchise devotes, by far, the least amount of screen time to actual dance numbers. Tatum and Dewan-Tatum met on the set of Step Up, so it's especially rewarding to rewatch the movie now, years later, and kind of watch them fall in love.There's a good kernel of an idea lying somewhere in Love Is All You Need? As a thought experiment, it's fascinating; what would that world look like? Jude Klein (Briana Evigan) is her religious university's star quarterback. The premise is an intriguing one: What if homosexuality were the norm, and heterosexuals were shamed by society? As a film, it's a five-minute idea painstakingly stretched to a full two hours. is a disappointing failure, one with a lot of ideas that never cohere and a deeply perplexing point of view.EVIGAN: When I booked the role of Andie six years ago, she was a lot like me. I have a different situation with the family thing. If anything, it was fun to be able to go back to being a little bit sloppier and chill and homied-out. I’d hang out, go to dance classes and literally eat, breathe and live dance. What can you say about where Andie has been since we last saw her and what she’s been up to?EVIGAN: When Step Up All In starts, they made it so that Andie has gone through a knee injury.Sadly, Shields and Tillman concocted a nonsensical world.If the story were stellar, it could perhaps overcome its flawed world-building. was a short film, one that actually did very well upon initial release (one press release put the figure at around 50 million views across platforms).KH: This is a very Disney thing, the orphan protagonist.I think it just helps establish the leads' desperation, and their drive to prove something. But it's funny because it is literally every lead. Step Up installments 1 & 2 are about poor (white) kids navigating privileged kid spaces.Her life begins teetering on the edge of disaster, about to fall apart at any moment. We see a good number of scenes of young women kissing or otherwise being intimate, but the only scenes of gay male couples are in established pairs. Thompson and his partner; otherwise, male homosexuality (which, remember, is supposed to be the norm in this society) is otherwise treated as something to be embarrassed about.Meanwhile, Emily Curtis (Kyla Kenedy) is a young girl whose teacher, Mr. He's rewritten the famous Shakespeare play Romeo and Julio as Romeo and Juliet — get it? She's bullied by her classmates and called a "ro," this universe's slur version of "hetero."The two stories exist in the same town, but slightly time-shifted away from each other. Shields and co-writer David Tillman's script never bothers to explain. Ryan is trying to pledge a fraternity in which brothers make prospective members make out in a closet.Production has begun on the indie thriller “Monday at A.