Since I was on vacation, I had lots of time to watch movies but not as much to do any workouts. Not that I didn’t want to but the internet I had at the hotel was really slow and I couldn’t load any vids and most of it was hiking. So because there is no Weekly Workout Roundup, I decided to put up an extra review on a motivating and energetic flick 😉 Step Up marathon continues! Now I’m just missing the 4th one and that might take a while to get unless my tablet lets me rent it for free! Lets do this: STEP UP: 3D! I did not see this in 3D though, just normal tablet 🙂
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani, Sharni Vinson, Alyson Stoner, Keith Stallworth, Joe Slaughter
High school is over and its time to move on to college, Moose, from the Step Up 2, (Adam G. Sevani) agreed to focus on school and give up his dancing and go to NYU to continue his education with the company of his best friend, Camille (Alyson Stoner). To his surprise, before he even starts, he gets mistaken to be competing against the street dance crew lead by Julian (Joe Slaughter) and winning. After the mess he made in Central Park, he gets saved by Luke (Rick Malambri) who takes in passionate dancers who have nowhere to go and has his own original street dance crew Pirates. While having a hard time to make ends meet even with his club downstairs, their only chance to keep their home is to win the World Jam Competition with the help of additional dancer and love interest, Natalie (Sharni Vinson).
Lets look back at the past few. Step Up was a great start with great dance sequences and a pretty good story. The second one didn’t have as many dance parts but had more background story to it. Now, we get to the third one and even though the story isn’t anything new or strong (which isn’t particularly the reason of these movies as I say over and over again), it was kick ass dancing ALL THE TIME. I had a lot of fun with this one and it kept me amazed by all the pumping music and the frequent fun dance moves. The story was fast paced because of that and it was just so entertaining.
Moose was one of my fave characters in Step Up 2 and I was really happy to see him come back with a larger role in this instalment. He has great dance moves and in this, his story is our focus as he juggles through the actual life of choosing between his passion and the reality. Can these two things converge and work out? How do you balance everything to make it all work? Everyone’s story is predictable but I tend to empty out my mind and just let it flow when I watch these.
All of the new cast are talented dancers and they were energetic and lit up the screen. Whats nice is how the Step Up series tries to pull together the previous flick to give it a bit of connection. The dance choreography and the visuals were just so great to watch. I loved it!
There isn’t really anything else to say but that Step Up 3D is my fave (even if I didn’t see it in 3D). It was upbeat, energetic, fun and just pure awesome entertainment!