Saturday, November 17, 2012
Step Up 3D: Movie Review.
Step Up 3D.
Cast: Rick Malambri, Sharni Vinson
Writers: Amy Anderson, Emily Myer, Duane Adler
Director: Jon. M. Chu
**'s out of four.
What the hell did I just watch, and would someone please tell me when the drugs will wear off. Because I feel like someone has slipped me some high potent hallucinations and let me watch this movie. The dancers in this flick perform moves that no real human can actually do. So either these hot steppers are superheroes or I'm tweaking my freaking brains out.
The story is one that has been told time and time before. A dance center is being threatened to close down because of lack in payments. The only way to save it is to win a big dance competition. Everyone at the center is a good dancer, but they need that one special person who can help lead them to victory. Oh whoever could that person be. Where is this?...Oh... You're just going to go with the first person you see. Don't you want to have an audidtion for the...OK OK. You're the boss.
You will know right from the ten minute mark exactly how this whole story will be played out, and as much as that might be annoying. I have to admire everyone's determination in making it appear believable. My favorite moment is when one of the dancer's best friends leaves because she finds out she was lied to. Not only five minutes past before she forgives him and they are both doing a dance routine together. This whole script is the paint by number variety. I'm kind of shocked that it took two people to write it. It was kind of cute the way the screenwriters try to be clever by revealing that one of the dancers is the sister of their rival team's leader. All that causes is for her boyfriend to storm off, but we all know he'll be back.
So why am I being so nice and giving this 2 stars. Simply put, it didn't anger me. The dance moves are very incredible and there is one moment involving lighted shirts that is really well choreographed. One of the dancers was a damned water bender and could control where the water went. Another learned the secret to remove the bones from his own body, and I even think I saw one turn from a dog on a leash to a human being. . These moments were so brightly colorful and intense I thought my eyes were going to bulge. But they at least kept me entertaind.
"Step Up 3 "can be enjoyable if you don't ask too much of it. Keep in mind, this is the only movie from this franchise that I have seen. I plan on seeing the fourth one which plans to go even crazier then this, but my eyeballs need a rest.