Storm The Yard (2007) – Movie Review

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Storm The Yard PosterStorm The Yard is mistaken by many as a hip hop movie. But, the truth is, this movie is more about “stepping”.

But what in the world is “stepping”? Already losing interest? Don’t. Because “stepping” is way too cool to be ignored. Most gym nowadays have “stepping” as a form of exercise. These bunch of dudes in “Storm The Yard” will show you how cool “stepping” is.

DJ (Columbus Short) who strut his stuff in an intense dance-off with a rival gang in Los Angeles. When DJ’s team battles them and win their rivals at their rivals’ own yard, their rivals takes revenge by assaulting DJ’s troupe. The fight ends in the death of DJ’s brother Duron. As a result, DJ gets transferred to Georgia in order to protect him from further violence. Once there, he attends Truth University, vowing to put his social life behind him while working and studying at the same time.

During the first day of registration, DJ falls in love at first sight when he sees April (Meagan Good). As predicted, April has a boyfriend, Grant (Darrin Henson), who hates DJ’s guts at first sight. Grant is the co-captain of a winning step team that called themselves “Mu Gamma” that has been winning the annual step championship seven years in a row. DJ is introduced to the world of stepping. A form of dance that combines elements of line dancing, military drill with infused with contemporary jazz and hip hop moves, the dancers clap and slap on various parts of their body to produce a dance rhythm.

The battle in Storm The YardSet in a black community, this film brings you more than the dance. You have the blossoming romance between the leads, the rivalry of an intruding third party, the betrayals, the guilt and you know, typical cinematic elements. Sounds boring? It’s not to be. Because there’s magic to be found in the typicalness, kudos to the cast.

Storm The Yard is about 'Stepping'Columbus Short shines as DJ, the schoolboy lost in life after a tragic accident before finding salvation in the form of April and not surprisingly, “stepping”. Other co-stars such as Allan Louis (as Dr Palmer, April’s father), Darrin Dewitt Henson (as Grant), Laz Alonso (as Zeke) and, of course, Chris Brown (Duron) rounds up the supporting cast which gives this film a push beyond another average dance film.

The soundtracks are fantastic and are contiguous. Now, start getting a pair of “stepping” shoes and let’s storm the yard, um, gym.

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  • habyb

    sup columbus?im habyb 4rm nigeria.sry im using small letters,its bcos im in a hurry.well,i think ”stomp the yard” is da bomb. mr Short,u r da best n most remarkable gentleman i eva saw in movies.i like ur guts,U R MA MODEL. one love

  • habyb

    sup columbus?im habyb 4rm nigeria.sry im using small letters,its bcos im in a hurry.well,i think ”stomp the yard” is da bomb. mr Short,u r da best n most remarkable gentleman i eva saw in movies.i like ur guts,U R MA MODEL. one love

  • alexander warlock

    awesome moves .always wanna be move like that..cool ..sweet as…

  • alexander warlock

    awesome moves .always wanna be move like that..cool ..sweet as…

  • festus

    hey my name is festus from Nigeria.
    men, i watched the film and am already in love with this guy dj. love this movie, please do another part STOMP THE YARD PART 2

    Love you!!!

  • festus

    hey my name is festus from Nigeria.
    men, i watched the film and am already in love with this guy dj. love this movie, please do another part STOMP THE YARD PART 2

    Love you!!!

  • NOMFUNDO

    HEY!

    MY NAME IS NOMFUNDO FROM SOUTH AFRICA.
    I DID WATCH THE MOVIE AND I LOVE THIS GUY .. DJ ESPECAIL WHEN HE MOVE WHEN HE DANCE.
    I WILL LIKE 2 SEE PART 2

    TAKE CARE!!!

  • NOMFUNDO

    HEY!

    MY NAME IS NOMFUNDO FROM SOUTH AFRICA.
    I DID WATCH THE MOVIE AND I LOVE THIS GUY .. DJ ESPECAIL WHEN HE MOVE WHEN HE DANCE.
    I WILL LIKE 2 SEE PART 2

    TAKE CARE!!!

  • tessy

    hello i need to wacth this movie

  • tessy

    hello i need to wacth this movie

  • nemani vurabere

    wwell my son normally watch this movie but his just 3 years old and his acting like a mu gammar

    i found it interested to.

  • nemani vurabere

    wwell my son normally watch this movie but his just 3 years old and his acting like a mu gammar

    i found it interested to.

  • Berlinda

    Hey! Bell from GHANA! I love this movie men…………

  • Berlinda

    Hey! Bell from GHANA! I love this movie men…………

  • talina

    dis film is wickedddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd the best ever i love it and dem boy are sxc

  • talina

    dis film is wickedddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd the best ever i love it and dem boy are sxc

  • Boateng

    i love this movie especially DJ ‘s girl i really love her so much….

  • Boateng

    i love this movie especially DJ ‘s girl i really love her so much….

  • Heavenlight kansary

    I luv the movie than any other movie i have ever liked before. Dj your my best actor. Love you n hope to join you in acting coz am also an actress.

  • Heavenlight kansary

    I luv the movie than any other movie i have ever liked before. Dj your my best actor. Love you n hope to join you in acting coz am also an actress.

  • Heavenlight kansary

    I luv the movie than any other movie i have ever liked before. Dj your my best actor. Love you n hope to join you in acting coz am also an actress.

  • Mpho(ur girl B)

    Dam!this movie is so hot, romantic, but not more than you DJ.BIG UP TO YOU GUYS .Im looking forwad to see storm the yard2

  • Mpho(ur girl B)

    Dam!this movie is so hot, romantic, but not more than you DJ.BIG UP TO YOU GUYS .Im looking forwad to see storm the yard2

  • Tuffourboateng

    This movie is one in a million and it deserve an award.a nice movie,nice characters.Am Tuffour Baoten from GHANA.

  • Thembisile

    DJ is  killing me,he is the reason i always watch the movie   

  • Thembisile

    DJ is  killing me,he is the reason i always watch the movie   

  • Masingast

    hy my name is Sbo Masinga  from South Africa
    I lv tis movie especial DJ