“Feel the Noise”

feelthenoise.jpgOmarion Grandberry
Zulay Henao
James McCaffrey
Kellita Smith
Malik Yoba
Melonie Diaz
Victor Rasuk
Giancarlo Esposito
Rosa Arredondo

PG13           89min           2007

From producer Jennifer Lopez comes a danceable, dynamic story about the unifying power of the music within us all. When life in the South Bronx gets too hot for rapper Rob (Omarion Grandberry, You Got Served), he flees to Puerto Rico and a father he never knew. After half-brother Javi introduces Rob to the seductive rhythms of Reggaeton, the two find that their music – and cultures— have more in common than they ever imagined. – from the back cover

“Feel the Noise” is not so much about the story they were telling than the music they were portraying. For the most part the movie is about the journey of this one song being made with the story taking a secondary nature to that tale. The story is a generic story and could have been told anywhere Reggeaton is huge.

The story is too generic. The film focuses on the Rob, his stepbrother Javi, and Rob’s new girlfriend C.C. as they try to launch their careers in music and dance. For me was the history of the older cast featuring Giancarlo Esposito, Kellita Smith, and Rosa Arredondo. Their story would have been a more interesting back drop and then the kids could have been the sequel.

This DVD is mainly bare. There is a making of featurette. Then there is the featurette highlighting Reggeaton. The movie previews are for “Vantage Point”, “Across the Universe”, “21”, “You Got Served”, “Stomp the Yard”, “Rent”, “Dragon Wars”, “This Christmas”.

I give it 3/5.


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