sequel falls flat on every single level
wooden performances led by the remarkably inexpressive Katerina Graham. When she is lost in the film’s lacklustre choreography, the pretty actress has grace and strength, which both desert her every time she opens her mouth. Unfortunately, at the one moment when the film needs a daring and outlandish choreographic flourish to get the audience on its feet, Honey 2 stumbles and we find ourselves rooting for the heroine’s rivals instead. The sequel opens in Brooklyn Juvenile Detention Centre, where Maria Ramirez (Graham) wiles away the hours in dance battles with the other detainees. Released into the care of Connie Daniels (Lonette McKee), Maria finds herself drifting back towards bad boy Luis (Christopher ’War’ Martinez), whose 718 crew are vying to retain their title on the televised Dance Battle Zone hosted by Mario Lopez. When it becomes clear that Luis will just drag her down again, Maria attempts to forge a new path. Honey 2 doesn’t deliver anything we haven’t seen with considerable more polish in StreetDance or the Step Up films. The soundtrack of pulsating dancefloor fillers turns up the temperature a notch to tepid. FAMILY WATCH: No Swearing, No Sex, Violence.
Maria played by Katerina Graham.