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Step Up 3D

The first two Step Up movies were decent films. I came to fall in love with the second one, mostly because of Robert Hoffman and Briana Evigan. This time around, it seems the plot is an after thought for the dance choreography. And even that can’t save it.

Step Up 3D is by far the worst of the 3 Step Up movies. Though none of them are classics, the first two knew their audience and succeeded where it counts. In 3D, we follow Moose, the scene stealer of Step Up 2, as he begins college at NYU. Within minutes, we see a dance-off and the 3D technology exploited. We know it’s a dance off because of the explaining done afterwards. Apparently, Moose challenged the bad guy dance group and is thus incorporated into the good guy group. From here, the movie just falls over itself in hopes the dance sequences will redeem it. This time, they rarely do.

Outside of the Moose subplot, we also have the love interest/good guy group romance. The 3D technology is wasted. As a whole, this movie is a disappointment. I miss the unexpected fun of Step Up and the style of Step Up 2. This movie is bad to the point of B movie fun. Skip this and watch the first two instead. 1.5 out of 5 stars


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