This movies series is pretty much the greatest movie franchise that has ever happened to cheerleading. The “Bring it on” franchise is probably the most well-known among people ages 18-28. When the first movie debuted back in 1999, it was pretty much awesome as one can get and made everyone that saw it (both women and men) wants to be a cheerleader. But it was went the sequel came out that it started to become “that” franchise.
While “Bring It On Again” and “Bring It On: All or Nothing” are the strongest, and less stupid, in the franchise, other two (Bring It On: In It to Win It and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish) are just plain painful to watch. It was pretty much like they ran out of ideas and decided to pull straws and go with winners idea.
“In It to Win It” was just a pile of unbelievable crap that they tried to make us believe (i.e. Rival cheerleaders have cheer battles in the middle of the night. Who does that in real lift??). And let’s not forget about the elephant in the room that no one wants to mention – they stole the premise of “West Side Story”. They have two cheerleaders squad, who just happens to be named the Jets and the Sharks, fall in love but their love is forbidden because they are from rival squad. You might as well have named the movie “Bring It On: The Rumble”. While it’s a cooler name, it also gives a nod that you stole the plot of a beloved musical, crapped on it, and tried to pawn it off as your own.
I’m not even going to trying to comprehend or explain “Fight to the Finish”. I’m pretty sure that it only happened because it was went Christina Millian was still important somewhat (the movie probably is what killed her career).
The main flaw with this series, besides the stupid plot, is that it tried to take itself too seriously. If you look at the first three movies, especially the first one, it didn’t try to act like it’s not a comedy about cheerleading. It was that element that made the first one hilarious (remember the spirit stick scene and the opening scene?). If they decided to make a sixth one, I would recommend a back to basic (aka like the first movie). Because I’m in a massive need for a comically funny movie about cheerleading.
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