This opening sequence is useful in hinting to the audience that the flash-dancing that is taking place is not allowed, as it not only focuses on characters faces looking around in a shifty way, but it also shows the camera hidden in the fruits. as well as this, it reveals to the audience that the film is about street dancers called the mob, due to the spray painted glass having the tag 'the mob' on it and also includes flash mobs. this also further backs up my point that this form of dancing is not allowed in the film, which suggests to the audience a sense of rebelling to society, which could be a theme within the film. As well as this, it reveals some main characters within the film as they are the first characters who talk together and also dance with the rest of the dancers.
The opening also clearly sets the film up as a dance genre of film, due to the focus on dancing on the opening sequence. the fact that the video camera is shown in the sequence also hints to the audience that the dancers want to portray a message to the wider public, possibly against society. The opening sequence doesn't, however, tell the audience why they start dancing and also leaves the audience with little intelligence on the character background. also, it reveals to the audience that the film is about street dancers called the mob, due to the spray painted glass having the tag 'the mob' on it and also includes flash mobs. this also further backs up my point that this form of dancing is not allowed Aswell as this, it doesn't let you know where the film is set and only shows a sunny setting.
This opening sequence could also show a wider range of characters of the film as the last Step up films have generally had a larger range of characters, which is not shown within this Opening sequence, which leaves a lot to do within the Opening. There is also not a lot of special effects used which could otherwise get a viewer more hooked on the film and put them in a good mood before the film was actually finished. This opening makes reference to equality amongst people as all are together dancing as one group.