BREAKIN' 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, LAMBADA (2003) Chicago has successfully reignited the song-and-dance craze, and while the Oscar winner may seem to have it all, it can't lay claim to any of…
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BREAKIN' 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, LAMBADA (2003)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Apr 15, 2003; DVD Release Date: Apr 15, 2003; Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Drama, Musical; With: J. Eddie Peck and Melora Hardin; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Chicago has successfully reignited the song-and-dance craze, and while the Oscar winner may seem to have it all, it can't lay claim to any of the following: a guy break-dancing in a chicken costume, pregnant women pop-rocking in a maternity ward, and such timeless battle cries as ''Electros rule the dance floor now, sucka!'' But you will find all of those things in Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. And, honestly, who needs Renee, Richard, and Catherine when you have guys like ''Shabba-Doo'' and ''Boogaloo Shrimp''? While the story line--a bunch of breakers trying to save a community center from demolition--doesn't have the same heat as a pair of murdering dames, it does allow Ice-T to bust out the very un-Ice-T rap of ''This is not a party, this is a demonstration/To try to counteract the city council's legislation.'' Only slightly less campy is the 1990 dirty-dancing epic Lambada, also starring Shabba-Doo (who apparently got tired of spinning on his head for a living). Chockful of major-league groping, cameras practically shoved up women's derrieres, and the oldest-looking high school students ever recorded on film, it's less risque than ridiculous.= In other words, you'll love it. Breakin' 2: B Lambada: C+

Originally posted Apr 18, 2003 Published in issue #705 Apr 18, 2003 Order article reprints