Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Step Up 2 The Streets Video Follow-Up

For those of you new to my blog, sometime in August, I stumbled upon a Myspace profile for the movie "Step Up 2 The Streets". I remember when Step Up 1 was in theaters. In case you're not familiar, it's the one movie with the dude who does community service by being a janitor for a dance school and he teams up with a hot chick in the school to do a dance thing and there's drama and stupid humor and whatnot. If you're still confused here's the trailer.

So as you can see, we desperately needed a sequel. I mean, the world was just begging for one.

Anyway, since I'm naturally drawn to stupid movies for some reason, I checked out this profile. And without getting into the whole thing again, I wrote a thing about stupid movies having Myspace Profiles before. So again I wanted to do the same thing. I friended the community and was about to leave a bad comment when I noticed that Myspace and the movie producers was holding a contest. A DANCE CONTEST!

A bell went off in my head. I should have that checked.

I read the rules and they were simple. Just make a video of yourself dancing to this song that they provide and upload it to Myspace. I just couldn't resist. Here is the video I made (I apologize for what you're about to see):

After making it, I submitted it, the contest came and went and surprise surprise I wasn't anywhere near the top ten. Oh well.

But then a bunch of interesting stuff happened. First, I recieved an email from some chick at Disney. She asked for the original video file of my dance video. I said why not and sent it to her. So some part of me is wondering if maybe my video is gonna make it into the movie still, cause the ending credits of the first movie (Oh yes I watched it) featured rejected videos of people. I'm still unsure cause I haven't heard anything since I sent it.

Then I uploaded the video onto Youtube just so I can show people the funny dance video I made. My friends thought it was funny and it was something they'd expect out of me.

But then a scary thing happened. People took me SERIOUSLY! Watch that video again. People took THAT seriously!! As of today's date, that video has gotten 11,385 views, a rating of 3 stars from 20 people, it's been favorited 10 times, and I have 29 comments, which I'm about to share some.

Here are the comments that took me seriously. The spelling errors are theirs:

"I see that you work hard on your dance moves.That's good 4 u.:)"
"omg, you're amazing!! i hope you win :]"
"I think you're gonna win"
"omg! u go jason!"
"big guy dancin to cassie...good 4 u!!"
"Gj with the entry Jason, as u gotta respect everyones style."

Then there are people who did get the joke:
"i am a dancer to guys but this shit is funny"
"dang..this is funiii....i need to give sum lessons lol"
"hahahahahahaahaaaahahahahaha great!! u are so funny i hope u get chousen :P lol"
"Sometimes I start to have faith in humanity, but then I read comments for videos like these where people actually think this guy is serious."

And then there are the assholes who just act like assholes for the sake of being an asshole. I won't repost those.

I have no reason reason to make this post, I just wanted to share. I'm gonna be doing a Probe of Step Up (Egads I gotta watch that AGAIN?) in time for Step Up 2: Electric Boogaloo, which is coming out on February 14th which is...a Thursday? Wow. This movie is so GOD DAMN unique that it doesn't follow traditions! Sorry, my fiancee, no valentines for you. I'm gonna be camped out!


Anna said...

LOL!!! I couldn't believe they were doing another Step Up movie. I never saw the first one. *gag* Anyway, I LOVED your video!

Fletch said...

Wow. You have no shame - I love it! You're a braver man than I. Enjoy the ride. Here's hoping you get a call from the mouse house.

Jason Soto said...

Anna-You just knew they had to make another one. I mean the first movie left SOOOO many unanswered questions.

Fletch-Yeah, I'm known for not having any shame. I'll do anything for a laugh or to prove a point. Talking about it with my fiancee, she said unless I owned a copyright on the video, they won't be paying me or anything. So I won't know I'm in the movie until I see it. That kinda sucks.