“Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming” is the sequel to 2007’s “Stomp the Yard.” This direct-to-video drama was directed by Rob Hardy. The movie takes place after the events of the first movie, whereby the main character DJ Williams, played by Columbus Short, becomes a member of the Theta Nu Theta fraternity at Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia and joins their step team which goes on to beat their rival fraternity in a step contest.
In this film, however, the focus is now on the character of Chance Harris, played by Collins Pennie, with Short reprising his role as DJ Williams. In this sequel, Harris must learn to locate a good balance between his schoolwork, relationships – both familial and with his girlfriend, work and the exciting opportunity to perform with the Theta Nu Theta fraternity at the step competition, which is to be nationally televised during homecoming at the university. Throughout the film, Harris must deal with a set of problems while he tries to remain focused on training for the competition, including problems with this father, his girlfriend, and with a local gang.
Aside from Pennie and Short, other actors and actresses featured in this film include Pooch Hall, Tika Sumpter, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Jasmine Guy, Keith David, and David Banner.
Reference to the first part
This second film, much like the first, is seen as an energetic dance film that revolves around the countdown to the national contest with many strong and talented dancers from around the United States. Reviewers have notes that this film touches on different subjects, including family, street violence, relationships, and exciting dance routines that seem effortless as it is done by the professionals.