Just when you thought you needed to be special to be a superhero and in the case of “The LXD,” a superheroic dancer, Jon M. Chu gives us “Fanboyz.” Perhaps he thought things were getting too serious and this trio brings in a bit of comic relief.
That doesn’t mean they can’t dance. They can. You’ve seen this trio if you went to see “Step Up 3D.” They played “The Ticks” and they specialize in popping. The Fanboyz are Stereo (Aja George), Phono (Straphanio “Shonnie” Soloman) and Minijack (Terence Dickson). Not all fans are created equal: You gotta have heart. That reminds me of baseball and the devil. Back on topic, what these three have over the other fans is the heart, the will and the courage.
The problem in this episode is that sometimes the acting: When the cast has to exchange verbal dialogue, sometimes the mood is lost by the flatness of the acting.
The LXD, or Legion of Extraordinary Dancers” are dancers, heroes and villains, who discover they have special powers through their dancing. Christopher Scott, Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. and Galen Hooks choreograph. The first season is titled “The Uprising Begins.”
Jonathan M. Chu is an American film director and screenwriter who attended the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California. He won the Princess Grace Award, the Dore Schary Award and the Jack Nicholson directing award. The William Morris Agency took noticed and signed him.
Chu directed the 2001 “Silent Beats,” the 2002 “When the Kids Are Away,” the 2008 “Step Up 2: The Streets,” and the 2010 “Step Up 3D.”
In the “Antigravity Heroes” we have a kid spying on two young men in a warehouse.
Members of The LXD are:
- Harry Shum, Jr.: Elliot Hoo
- Christopher Scott: Copeland
- Daniel “Cloud” Campos: Illister
- Luis “Luigi” Rosado: Trevor Drift
- Aja George: Stereo
- Terence Dickson: Minijack
- Jeremy Marinas: Justin Starr
- Travis Wong: Jimmy Angel
- Christopher “Lil’ C” Toler: Z
- Straphanio “Shonnie” Soloman: Phono
- Chadd “Madd Chadd” Smith: Sp3cimen
- Roger Aaron Brown as the Narrator