January movies always kind of leave me leery. They’re not exactly a big month for Oscar contenders or blockbuster films. For some. I know it goes against ‘critic cred,’ but I had a soft spot for the Step Up series. And from the looks of the 48 Hours to Live trailer, I just might have found my 2017 guilty pleasure.
Granted, it doesn’t look like the year’s most ambitious or thought-provoking film, but it looks like it could be fun. A crime thriller dance movie? C’mon, it sounds just crazy enough to work. Just the fact that the film has DeRay Davis playing a hard-edge character has me intrigued.
Here’s the synopsis:
At the center of the glamorous and fast-paced Hollywood dance underworld, Wyatt (James Maslow, Big Time Rush), an aspiring dancer who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and has been in and out of trouble with the law, is forced by the DEA to work undercover in a nightclub known for their illegal activities. Everything changes when he falls in love with the wealthy club owner’s daughter and the twists and turns his life takes threaten to tear their romance apart.
48 Hours to Live comes to select theaters and Video On Demand on Jan. 13.