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Superman II: They Just Don’t Throw Kids Off Buildings Like They Used To

Superman II: They Just Don’t Throw Kids Off Buildings Like They Used To

My fear of heights started in a movie theater on my fifth birthday at a showing of Superman II.

At first, it was all unreal fun—Lex Luthor had hair even though my dad told me that he wasn’t supposed to, and the crazy, short-haired Krypton lady with eye makeup and shoulder pads who looked like a Kryptonian real estate agent threw people around until folks wised up and kneeled before Zod.

And then came Niagara Falls.

Step Up: Revolution

Step Up: Revolution

In which Jon Black and Dan Nadolny review the trailer for Step Up: Revolution.

D: This film will not be a monetary success. Far from it, in fact. I’ll hazard a guess that it rips in and out of theaters in under six days, and was only produced to absolve someone at Touchstone from imprisonment-level trouble with the IRS. That said, Step Up: Revolution has the distinct, nutty essence of a blockbuster. Literally.You see, the gyrating stars of our tale are enthusiastic young turks who glisten with permanent gym dew and a sexual gravity weighty enough to send even the Pope’s pants quickly to his ankles. Their mission (er, cause for “revolution”) is to halt a block-busting mega-hotel construction (and presumably, the destruction of their native dancing-coitus-robot breeding grounds) through a series of protest-themed flash mobs. Never in the history of this franchise has the need for organized public disturbance seemed so dire.