Step Up 3D
Step Up 3D – Movie Review
A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke (Malambri) and Natalie (Vinson), team up with NYU freshman Moose (Sevani), and find themselves pitted against the world’s best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Step Up 3D: Now to start, there is no reason for this movie to be in 3D, as far as I can understand. It’s a dance movie and it’s a terrific one. On the other hand it’s very badly written and again, I don’t see the value of the 3D. Having said that, this is probably one of the best dance movies ever made, especially if you like hip hop and street dancing. The cast are all unknowns as far as I know. Rick Malambri plays the cute lead, Luke. Natalie is played by Sharni Vinson and is his mysterious love interest, and Moose, the scene stealer of the group, is Adam Sevani. It all takes place in New York, and the idea is that the best hip hop dancers in the world are facing off against one another for — are you ready for this? — $100,000. Serious money folks. So, I mean in terms of the choreography and the staging and the lighting and the costumes, I think this is probably one of the best dance movies ever made. The writing sucks. I mean, I think somebody decided not to let anything get in the way of the dancing, which is — it’s not a musical in the usual sense because there is no singing. It’s just the kids dancing their little brains out. And, whether you like hip hop dancing or not — not my favorite form — there is actually one sort of Gene Kelly-esque dance with Moose and his girlfriend, Cam, if you like hip hop you will love this. If you like dance, you will like it a lot and you will just be blown away by some of the athleticism of these kids. So, I would give it four and a half stars and take off half a star probably because the writing is just lamentably bad. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy wants to win contest, boy loses hope, you got it. It’s kind of a Rocky with hip hop.