You Got Served (PG-13) is being touted as this generation's Saturday Night Fever, but don't believe it. For one thing, it's easier to mimic John Travolta's disco moves than the spine-rattling acrobatics performed by street dancers. Writer-director Chris Stokes' movie is focused on what can be described as extreme break dancing, a series of spins, shimmies, flips and skids using almost any extremity as a balance point.
Street dancing is fun to watch, but Stokes is compelled to fashion a plot around the mesmerizing motion. This one sounds depressingly generic for a pastime seeming so spontaneous and fresh: One street dancing crew challenges another to a competition to determine which one is best. Then there's a question of whether such accomplished street dancers as Marques Houston, Omarion, Raz B, J Boog and Lil' Fizz can actually act.
Collectively those last four dancers with the cool names are known as B2K, a recording act that, according to its official Web site, is "presently having internal issues that they're working to resolve." Tour dates have been postponed so the group can "work out their differences."
In other words, don't expect a sequel to You Got Served anytime soon. As if you were.
_ STEVE PERSALL, Times film critic