Bring It On
This cheerleader flick starts off promising and then deteriorates into a routine high-school soap opera. An opening number that features a cheerleading squad delivering a rather self-depreciating cheer garners some laughs. But much of the film doesn’t match the humor of that first bit, save for a few hilarious moments with a fanatical dance choreographer. The cheer routines in the film’s finale are high-energy fun, but the film’s weak love story has got to go. Still, Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku are enjoyable as the two main cheerleaders. They deserved to be in a film as consistent as their performances.