The original Bring It On was the only one worthy of the big screen. I actually own this one on DVD. If anyone says “Brrr it’s cold in here” and you come from this era you would instantly reply “there must be some clovers in the atmosphere” and we all know the rest. This film was brilliant and it has Kristen Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union and that chick from the girl group Blaque that sings “808.” The original takes place in high school with a girl from ” the other side of town” comes to a school where there is no gymnastics so she tries cheerleading. What do you know the “prep” squad has been stilling cheers from their rival school for years. So everyone brings it!
All of the other films went straight to video. Of course that means we can see them on tv although they are horribly edited. The sequel Bring It On Again. I don’t really remember anything past it was set in college with a whole new cast. It should never have been made. They should have went straight to the third installment Bring It On: All or Nothing. This film starred Hayden Panettiere and Solange Knowles- Smith. This was the reverse of the original film with the head cheerleader from the rich school having to downgrade. Her new school was in need of some refinement in order to win a competition for new school computers. Oh and a little known person named Rihanna is also in the film.
The fourth film Bring It On: In It to Win It was not bad. I don’t really remember too much except for two squads coming together. The cheers were cute though. Some more of our favorite actors/ actresses before they got a name where in this film such as: Ashley Benson, Jennifer Tisdale, Cassie Scerbo (from Make It or Break It)and Michael Copon.
The most recent installment is Bring It On: Fight to the Finish which will premiere on ABC Family January 17th at 8pm. So I will update this post because I am pretty sure some plain cheerleading squad needs some latin flavor or something like that. This films big star is Christina Milian. I wonder why she doesn’t sing anymore? Starting at 2pm on the 17th ABC Family will be showing all of the Bring It On Films.
What are your thoughts on the Bring It On Franchise? Is it worth it or should they have stopped after the first film?
Update: I watched Fight to the Finish. The movie had a lot of story that was not fleshed out but it was still okay. I wouldn’t put it in the crap category like I do the second film in the franchise. Did anyone else watch?