Although director Christopher B. Stokes helped ignite the dance-film craze with You Got Served
, the director sleepwalks through Battlefield America
with one cliche after another in this uninspired underdog story about a group of inner-city dancers led by a selfish businessman who learns to care about his community. It’s also ironic that the character played by R&B singer Marques Houston is forced to perform community service, since it almost seems that Houston is doing the same simply by appearing in this low-budget rehash. Truth be told, dance films, while basically carbon copies of each other, can be quite energetic and fun. Pushing things in a kiddie...