I was recently invited to a preview screening of the new All Stars film at my local cinema. Since Super Kid has recently developed an interest in dance and started ballet classes this looked like a good movie for us to enjoy together.
All Stars is a British film shot in London. It has a great cast with teen stars Akai (winner of Got To Dance, series one) and Theo Stevenson (Horrid Henry). There are also some well know faces amongst the adult cast with Ashley Jenson (Ugly Betty), Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered), and Kimberly Walsh all making an appearance.
I have to admit I love a trashy teen dance movie, boy meets girl, boy can’t dance, girl teaches boy to dance, true love blossoms etc. This was what I was expecting, so I was pleasantly surprised when All Stars completely surpassed my expectations with a great storyline, good acting and interesting imaginative dance pieces.
In the film the children form a dance group and plan to put on a performance so they can save their youth club. The story has depth, covering friendships, tolerance and even touching on mental health problems. The dancing is imaginatively weaved into the story. My personal favourite being the space invaders game which turns into a dance piece using light suits for the different game characters, inspired.
I would say this film is ideal for ages eight upwards but Super Kid who is six sat enthralled throughout. It opened in cinemas today and I would absolutely recommend you see it. Here is the trailer.
*Disclaimer:- I was provided with free tickets to the preview for the purposes of this review. My opinions are my own.