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Dance Academy: The Comeback (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Dance Academy: The Comeback
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Jeffrey Walker
Starring: Xenia Goodwin, Mackenzie Fearnley, Ines English
About: This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OliPYUNs70o

My Review:
Having been a fan of the series Dance Academy I was really looking forward to this movie however was scared about if it would live up to my expectations due to it being years since the series had come out but I was really happy with this.

This film is about Tara who after she broke her back dancing when at the academy decides to try to dance again as she still wants to live her dream. Being rejected from the agency she decides to go to New York and try at other dance companies however when this doesn't work will she still be able to get her dream of being a dancer.

I personally was really proud of this movie and I believe you would need to have seen the series to really understand this movie and all of the characters the way it was intended. With the film having taken place a few years after Tara broke her back the audience is able to see how the characters have developed since being at the academy. Having Tara also go for her dream again and seeing how when she is dancing she starts fearing what happened to her and the audience sees how it is like drowning for her which I thought was really relateable to those who do feel that they are scared of what they are doing. This film also made me cry when the watcher is able to see that Ben's cancer has taken over and there is a chance he would die because of overdoing it with the dancing also it made me smile at the very end when Christian and Tara end up getting back together as their love is something in which was a huge part of the series. I also thought that this film had a great message that sometimes life changes you and that you are not always wanting the same dreams in life that you thought you did when you were younger and can even study and spend your life leading up to. With Tara realising this at the end and becoming an owner of a new ballet company showing that life can change but the experiences in which you overcome in your life can set you up for a new experience and change of career.

I do wish that this movie showed more of some of the other characters and it annoyed me how Tara decided to dismiss her friends and go into moods with them so easily over small things. Even though, this was shown why Tara acts certain ways around her friends it annoyed me. Especially, once she had went to New York thanks to her friend and the opportunities they helped provide for her.

Overall, this is a great movie for those who are fans of the Dance Academy series and one that shows how dreams don't always come true but you should always chase them. I would recommend this movie also to those who need a reason to head for their dreams and feel like there is obstacles in their path. I will definitely be watching this movie again.

My Rating: 4/5 

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  1. Fab film review :)
    I do think you need to have seen the TV series to be able to watch it, tbh I just loved getting lost in dance drama again haha.
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