Step Up is a documentary about fatherhood. The documentary will be broken down and focus on three main points: problems, results, and solutions. The intent of the documentary is to expose ... See full summary »
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. Written by
Walt Disney Pictures
I have to admit that seeing Step Up 3D was probably one of the most hypocritical things i've done. Why? Because i want to watch a movie that will entertain OR challenge my thinking or just genuinely interest me. Within the first 10 seconds of the trailer I summarised most of the basic (and I do mean basic) plot. So out of my love for the movies i thought there was no way i would watch what looked like a terrible film. HOW WRONG I WAS. OK, to be fair I was not expecting a Spielburg or Scorcese masterpiece but still the plot of this movie is so lackluster and the performances so forgettable its almost impossible to not guess the entire plot within the first 10 minutes. So why did I give it a 7? For 2 and only 2 reasons.
1) The dancing. Lets be real thats what we all paid to see. I think midway through the dance movie mania thats sweeping the world faster than the bubonic plague, one realises that if we ignore virtually everything about the plot we actually have to recognise the dancing as an art. A living breathing piece of art. No matter how cool or street the moves in this film are the dancing is still beautiful and breathtaking to watch on screen. The timing, the pace, the apparent effortless style of the moves is astonishing so on that note the actors or rather dancers in this movie ought to be recognised for that.
2) Adam G Sevani. Not that its much of a struggle for a teenage street dancer to play an awkward teenage street dancer BUT...this guys got potential. Seriously the way he delivers the lines with sincerity almost makes the movie seem to be taking itself seriously as a film. Also he is the only character with a solid back story and development and REAL conflict. Does he choose to stick with his passion even if its uncertain or the security of a good education. A decision a lot of teens and even adults must face. He is charming and a fantastic dancer. I actually feel sorry for him because the promotion for the film implies the other attractive girl and the pretty boy with the camera are the lead characters. But no ladies and gentlemen, it is the skinny curly haired boy in the corner. Watch out for this guy he may be the breakout star to look out for in the near future.
So Step Up 3D is a long bland shambles of a film you might as well just place all the sequences together and eradicate most of the plot. However put 3/4 of the movie aside and you have some of the most amazing scenes ever shot on film. So my advice is we stop going to these movies expecting to see high art or even decent storytelling and just sit back and enjoy the ride or rather the moves.
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