Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
Reviewed by Jason Coffman
Rating: 10 Beans
ithout a doubt, some of the worst movies are made by studios looking to make a quick buck on some stupid fad or another. These films also make some of the most delicious Bad Movie Night fun, as is the case with the totally brilliant "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo," which was the epitome of badness when I was in grade school. By the way, every kid in that school was white.
There's a plot, sure, but this movie has to be felt. Thinking about it detracts from the experience and should be saved for later. First, the characters from "Breakin'" are brought back. We see where they are now ("now," in this case, being 1984) and learn what they've been up to. Of course, everything that happens is a mere formality, a respite between all-out, supa dope breakdancing scenes.
One of the stars of this film is nicknamed "Boogaloo Shrimp." He's the one who dances on the ceiling and makes out with a blow-up doll. Damn! I'm giving away too much of the plot...
This is a Golan-Globus production. It features breakdancing and Ice-T ("Ricochet," "Johnny Mnemonic"), looking INCREDIBLY 1984 and rapping at an underground club. What would Body Count think?
I could talk about this film for hours. Every single frame is pure cinematic gold; if your friends don't hate you after the hospital scene, it's time to get some new friends. "Electric Boogaloo" is absolutely amazing. It's a comedy, it's a drama, it's a desperate attempt to keep the breakdancing craze going so another sequel can be made. There is no excuse for not seeing "Breakin' 2." Enjoy the suffering.
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