The film is very weak in the acting and writing departments. The dialogue is terrible and the storyline is a generic copy and paste from other films in the genre. Director Jon Chu, who directed the last film (Step Up 2: The Streets), thankfully knows this and makes sure to keep the character development and exposition scenes to a strict minimum. The movie never really loses its pace and goes from dance sequence to dance sequence. Many moviegoers may think this is lazy (and it is), but fans of the genre will surely love it. This is generally The Fast and The Furious of dance movies, in that it has what fans want, but everyone else could care less. But unlike the last installment in The Fast and The Furious series, where the main attraction (the races) were poorly done, CGI race sequences. Step Up 3D, actually has real dancers, doing all the dance sequences with adds to the already impressive spectacle on-screen.
The 2 main leading roles, Luke and Natalie are really charming but I think Moose took the real attraction at this film. It was a nice surprise when Kido appears, which a short while later you see few members of the MSA crew joined as the final crew for the World-Champ-Final. As a result of this, I am sorry to say/feel it's like the 3D cast is not good enough and to "borrow" the Step up 2 cast for finish this off. Everyone is a dancer in this movie, and if you already can't tell how awed I am still, the dancing in this movie is so good that it makes the acting and plot (both of which are actually better than Step Up 2's) negligible. Since this movie is in 3D after all, I really must emphasize that the visual effects that are put into this movie to combine with the dancing make the overall movie experience and film quality a lot more worthy.
If you are in the mood for a fun movie where you can check your brain at the door and just smile your way through then go and check this out. Oh... and I guarantee you will be working on your "robot" after you see this.
3.5 / 5