Five minutes into the movie I completely projected, how it's totally crafted and will be narrated. An absolute illustration of substandard screen writing ability.
Battle of the Year kicks off with a weak premise which was quite identical. America is in need of an unified staggering dance team to compete against other nations in the Battle of the Year competition which was supposed to take place every year in France. How did Jason Blake (Josh Holloway) coach the entire American dream team for a victorious triumph comprises the other part of the movie.
The things which worried me the most were the insubstantial feeble screenplay and characters. Right from the beginning towards the end, the movie didn't look promising and never left me animated in any sequence. The puny melodramatic and suspenseful scenes didn't really add any sort of enthusiasm in me and I often hated myself for giving the movie a shot.
The unfledged asinine characters are not really developed to any point. Josh Holloway's character was predictable and I didn't care about his past which was used for some kind off compassion in the movie. The others were absolutely forgettable which made the movie completely uninteresting to watch.
Concentrating on its main strength, the dance sequences were badly shot and choreographed. The series of fast-cut, fast moving sights damaged the reality and originality we often expect. And that really spoiled the awe-struck cinematic experience in a movie that's based on reality.
However, Battle of the Year is an awful attempt of the genre which may enthuse if you're a hipster who loves to watch movies based on dance. If you're not that guy, ignore it completely even for a rental.
My Rating - 1/5
Grade - D (Absolutely Awful!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM