If one of your guilty pleasures is watching the cheerleading classic “Bring It On”, along with the sequels “Bring It On Again”, “All Or Nothing” and “In It To Win It”, then Sunday, Jan. 20th is your lucky day. ABC Family is running all four movies back to back in a Bring-It-On-Athon.
Bring It On (2000), starring Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union and written by Jessica Bendinger, is about a champion high school cheerleading squad who discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year’s championships.
A straight to video sequel Bring It On Again, released in 2003, shares only producers with the original and is generally regarded as the weakest of the bunch.
Bring It On: All or Nothing, another direct-to-video sequel released in 2006, is about a transfer student to a rough high school who tries joining the cheer-leading squad and not only faces off against the head cheerleader, but against her former school. This one stars Hayden Panettiere making it eminently more watchable.
The fourth film in the series, Bring It On: In It To Win It, was released direct-to-video in 2007. The world of cheerleading crashes full-force into the world of young love ala West Side Story in this boy meets girl, West-Coast Sharks versus East-Coast Jets, cheerleading competition.
If you love cheerleading and/or girl drama, or you just have nothing to do on Sunday, settle in for 6 hours plus of fun and a chance to sing the Rancho Carne High Toros’ Signature Cheer.
Pretty Tough Trivia: Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union, of the first “Bring It On” film were both cheerleaders in school.
Backstabbing. Spotlight-grabbing. Secret-blabbing. A cheerleader’s life is all that.