Monday, 17 October 2016

Step Up 3D (2010)

Genre

Drama | Dance | Romance

Director

Jon M. Chu

Country

USA

Cast

Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani, Sharni Vinson, Alyson Stoner, Kathy Najimy, Joe Slaughter, Keith Stallworth, Kendra Andrews, Stephen Boss, Jonathan Perez, Martin Lombard, Facundo Lombard, Oren Michaeli, Chadd Smith, Daniel Campos, Shirley Henriquez, Alberto Collado Aracena

Storyline

A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown.

Opinion

I remember this film making a pretty big deal about being in 3D when it came out. Frankly, I don't even get the point of making a 3D dance film. Maybe, since "Step Up 3D" is a really bad film, the purpose was to make it look nicer, but I wouldn't know because I've seen it twice in 2D. And my opinion hasn't changed, it only got worse.

The plot wasn't either the previous installments' strong suit, but at least the final products were quite pleasant. But this is a whole different story. The non-existent plot is filled with clich├ęs of the genre, gigantic plot holes and as if that wasn't enough it doesn't make a lot of sense and most important it manages to be boring.

I know what you are thinking, how can a dance film be boring, right? Ask the filmmakers, that apparently they were so caught up in the idea of making the first 3D dance film that they didn't even think about writing. In fact, other than the dreadful story, the script also features so horrible that is painful to hear dialogue - it can pretty much be summarized with "We have to win" and "We still can do it" - and characters there are the least interesting of the franchise. And not only.

And now the dancing. When it comes to a film like this one, there's nothing worse than average choreographies, and that's exactly what the film provides from start to finish. I usually feel excited when watching those scenes, but here I felt nothing. Besides boredom, of course.

In this hell, one character and actor steps out from the crowd, that being Adam G. Sevani in the role of Moose. I've already mentioned how much I like the character in "Step Up 2: The Streets", and in this film he is pretty much the only good thing. And he does start with a good opening dance scene.

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