PopWatch: After seeing Step Up 3D, I’ll second what Owen Gleiberman said in his review: “Step Up 3D isn’t, in dramatic terms, a very good movie, but it’s the first film in a while to use 3-D as more than a marketing ploy; it points toward an original way of making a musical.” So often we think of 3-D as things flying out at the audience, but really, it’s a
John writes: Step Up 3, Yes, the third – they just keep on coming! In step up 3 Moose is trying his best to work with Camille to patch up their relationship as she doesn’t know why he keeps ditching her at college. Though many mistake the two as a couple they are really just good friends. Moose (played by Adam Sevani) and Camille (played by Alyson Stoner, from Step Up and “Camp Rock” films) are attending NYU. Moose promised his parents he wouldn’t get back into dancing so he could focus on his studies. At college he ends up joining a dance crew call the house of Pirates. Moose is found skipping classes for dance practices leading up to a dance competition and Camille wondering where he it is that he is. What will come of their relationship with the dishonesty?
Step Up 3D is not a legendary film. Taken as a film, it's not all that great. But, taken as a dance movie, where stories are told through body movement rather than dialogue, and it's not all that bad. Disney's 3D release of the film is a superb purchase, as well, featuring wonderful 3D effects, great audio, and a good enough pile of extras.
The best dancing ever seen complete with a whole block of cheese. Jeann Wong writes: "To pull off a great dance flick, the actors and actresses need to be first and foremost excellent dancers. Convincing acting and any sort of plotline whatsoever takes a backseat, or in this case completely neglected. However, if you’ve seen any of the prior Step Up movies, you’ll know what to expect with this one."