Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Please No!!! For the love of God!!!!!

I always wondered something, does a movie that you loved as a kid average out to be bad simply because you have grown to despise it in your adult years? Do you buy into the theory that a film should be judged on how you felt about it at the time, being that it was made for the specific age demographic that you were in over 20 years ago?? Well, this is how I feel about the movie "Breakin'" and "Beat Street" to be totally honest. Being that I was raised in Virginia Beach and didn't have any "..and then the DJ plugged his equipment to the light post" stories, those of us outside the Big Apple had to latch onto any part of the culture that we could get our hands on. "Breakin'" at the time was my shit, and "Beat Street" felt like I was getting a first hand account of what New York Hip Hop was all about.

Now that I'm older, and consider myself better versed in Hip Hop culture, I can't get through 5 minutes of the movie "Breakin'" without laughing my dreadlocked head off. Of course "Beat Street" has become corny as well, but nothing equals the cheddar cheesiness of "Turbo", "Ozone", the first white woman I had impure thoughts about, "Kelly" aka "Special K", and the bad dialogue that came out of their untrained acting pie-holes. But more than 20 years later I thought I was done being subjected to break-dance "broom" routines, the sub-par dancing of Kelly, the overacting of Ozone, and the shitty script that makes you think that it was written during a 24 hour coke binge. I was wrong.

As I was on one of my favorite sites, IMDB, I saw what I believe to be the worst idea since Lance Bass' solo album, another "Breakin'" movie. Even though it is being called "The Untitled Break-Dance Revolution Project"(because there is no title yet) with Turbo(Michael Chambers), Ozone(Shabba Doo/Adolfo Quinones), and the actors Lucinda Dickey(Kelly) and singer Ginuine are simply in negotiations, you can't fool me. This is going to be motherfucking Breakin' 3 and shit!!! Please, if my miserable blog has any influence out there, we have to make sure this monstrosity doesn't happen. I can deal with "Breakin'" because I was 12 when it came out, but I'm a grown man now, wack ideas can get people hurt.

11 comments:

josie said...

i had like that breakin' movie. but it has been some good years since i saw it last. i hate make ppl make a part two sometimes. movies that deserve a part two, the ones that end with some serious questions, they don't continue. but the ones that need no addition, they quick to pelt out momey.

GG said...

Special K...now that's funny...LOL!

Shasta MacNasty said...

There is absolutely NO reason to make another "Breakin'" movie. The first two were bad enough. Beat Street holds a special place in my heart, "Us girls, can boogie too..we can dance we can shake it!" LOLOL...LAAAAAME!

Ok, one movie that I saw as a kid, and as an adult I STILL love: Warriors.

What chu know 'bout THAT?!

But yeah, they need to chill with the Breakin' 3.

Terence said...

Now I'm usually against sequels to bad movies...but in this case I'm all for it. Considering Scary Movie 4 has been near the top of the box office for a couple of weeks, I mean what else could be worse?

And look on the bright side. If some genius was able to come up with the subtitle of "Electric Boogaloo" for Breakin' 2, imagine what kind of monstrosity of a subtitle they could come up with this time. They've had a couple of decades to think about something completely awful...

Piscean Princess said...

Maybe it will be a documentary, serving up some fond, albeit hilarious memories.

Reese The Law Girl said...

OMG! Breakin' was hi-larious! I used to love that movie.

Did you know that Ozone made an appearance at this year's Oscars? He played the pimp during Three-Six Mafia's performance. Hi-larious! :D

A.D. said...

Ummm...you missed Warriors...

-A.D.

Brother OMi said...

thats why i say the ONLY real hip hop movie is WILD STYLE...

TheGod said...

Breakin' 3? Ha, Ha, Ha....man Ozone has to be like 50 something...he was grown in the 70's. I seen him on an episode of What's Happening.

Breakin' was my shit back then...I did a post on this movie not too long ago..But when watching it as a 32 year old adult...man you are right...it is hilarious.

Especially the crowds when they were dancing in the club. I swear they shot both those scenes in the same day because..it was the exact same people there. I love it..even though it is corny as fuck.

Great post bruh.

TheGod said...

Breakin' 3? Ha, Ha, Ha....man Ozone has to be like 50 something...he was grown in the 70's. I seen him on an episode of What's Happening.

Breakin' was my shit back then...I did a post on this movie not too long ago..But when watching it as a 32 year old adult...man you are right...it is hilarious.

Especially the crowds when they were dancing in the club. I swear they shot both those scenes in the same day because..it was the exact same people there. I love it..even though it is corny as fuck.

Great post bruh.

Anonymous said...

does anyone know in breakin 1 what was the name of the song that sounds like a somewhat new song called "SHAKE" I think it possibly might be "body work" or Freakshow on the dance floor...any help thanks