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.
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. less
Lets make one thing clear. The thrid installment of Step Up is purely made for dance lovers. But this time around it has an additional dimension to it (literally), than the previous 2 versions. Initially I had my inhibitions about why this movie was made in 3D but 30 minutes into the movie I realized that the dances seemed a lot better in 3D and it was visually stunning.
Story wise there is no new angle to Step Up 3D. Theres the same old dance competition. The same old cliched rival dance groups. One group having good hearted souls and the other shown to be mean spirits. Both can burn the dance floors though. A little bit of twists and turns in the plot. A pinch of betrayal with a couple of love stories brewing in the background. All of this is bound together by some fantastic dancing scenes. Really some of the sequences were awe inspiring.
Time and again during the movie I was finding uncanny similarities to a totally ignored Hindi flick by the name of 'Fast Forward' which came and went past the box office faster than the speed of light. But then my friend pointed out that most dance related movies have the same story.
Amongst the lead actors, Adam Sevani as Moose and Sharni Vinson as Natalie were awesome in their dance sequences. The rest of the dancing troop was mind blowing too. Most of them were from the hit series 'So You think You can Dance'.
The direction by Jon Chu was crisp and it was a bold move to make this movie in 3D. It could have either bombed totally or helped in recovering the costs. In this case it has surely done the latter. A special mention for the end credits. I thought it was totally jaw dropping.
Rating: Catch it in 3D while its in theatres. Thats the only novel aspect to it other than the dances.