“Break Dancing Isn’t Dead – It’s Been In A Coma!
It’s 1986, when greed is good, leg warmers are great, and break dancing is the greatest! But, right in the middle of a break dancing contest, Justin Schumacher (Jamie Kennedy) hits his head so hard he winds up in a coma! When he wakes up 20 years later, his poodle haircut is out of style, the woman of his dreams (Maria Menounos) is engaged to his worst rival and his parents are drowning in his medical bills. Now Justin must jump-start his break dancing career in order to regain a normal life – and his girlfriend. So whether you miss the ’80s or missed the ’80s, here’s your chance to fall on the floor laughing – and bust a move while you’re down there!”
“Kickin’ It Old Skool” is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content and language.
“Kickin’ It Old Skool” rips off several other films. It features the man-child aspects of “Big,” the crude comedy of the Farrellys, and the dancing of basically any of the recent dance movies. Sadly, it doesn’t imitate any of them successfully.
I don’t think I laughed once during this film. Jamie Kennedy plays a pre-teen in an adult’s body. However, I’ve never seen a pre-teen act the way he does in the film, even if he was from the ’80s. Kennedy plays him more like an 8 year old. The end result is a lot of stupid jokes about sex, differences between 1986 and 2006, and break dancing. The supporting cast doesn’t help much, either. Maria Menounos is beautiful to stare at, but the script doesn’t use her well. She’s a choreographer that we never actually see dance. None of the other actors do much that’s funny, either.
I’d really suggest passing on “Kickin’ It Old Skool.” It’s simply not amusing enough to waste two hours of your life on.
The only notable bonus features are the 12 deleted scenes. The best one actually features Rowdy Roddy Piper, John Ratzenberger, and Erik Estrada as more of Kennedy’s drug induced hallucinations.