“Step Up 3D” Spectacular…dancing

Genres: Drama, Musical/Performing Arts, Sequel and Dance
Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min.
Release Date: August 6th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.
Distributors: Walt Disney Studios Distribution

Director: Jon Chu

JJ Rating: B+

See it again: Only for the dancing.
Own it: That’s iffy, but possible---just for the dancing.
Recommend it to: those that love dancing. It has the most awesome choreography throughout. Also those that enjoy beautiful shots.

It is so pointless talking about the storyline because it was weaker than a fat child’s ankle. Why insult a fat child? Why insult my need to have a good story to enjoy a film? I can’t state which was worse the writing or the acting. The amazing aspect of Step Up 3D has to do with the sole reason it was created: dance. The dancing was remarkable. Keeping with the fat kid theme any fat kid that watches this film could lose weight via proxy. It’s ridiculous. People move in ways that make me wonder if they are even human or a hybrid with any number of different animals.

Then there’s the locations they choose to shoot. Stunning, remarkable and truly epic greatness. They pick the best place for them to dance down the street like they were Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain without the rain. Splish, splash I was watchin’ hot awesome. Best part of the film…actually a close best with the dancing down the street. It was like they got all the places that were on their list to film. Visually wowing, for those that love locations in films. The movie is very alluring with the moving, shaking and look. The costumes, the style, the lighting…everything is stellar. If only they could work on the writing and the acting.

I had fun. Maybe I could careless about the acting. Sorry…can’t say that. Just like they couldn’t state that I dance good should I even attempt to do what they did in that film. They’d feel just as uneasy as I felt watching them act. They didn’t all act terribly, but it was bad enough that every scene I felt this hinge of pain in my acting gut that told me that they were acting. When you can tell that someone is trying to act, that’s when it’s terrible. The story was all right. It wasn’t a strong central story. The relationships in the film were strong idea-wise.

I LOVED seeing the "So You Think You Can Dance?" dancers in the film. Pointing out who I recognized was obnoxious to those around me, but not to me. I dance through that show, that’s for sure.

If anything Step Up 3D has fantastic visuals and display of dancing talent. It’s worth seeing because of that. Maybe not in 3D for some, but I enjoyed it. Did make me want to dance even though I’d make many people grimace, no doubt. Oh and gotta plug The Alamo. They played a bunch of dancing videos, but one they played, that I had to watch when I got home because they cut it off, was this one:

One shot. Now tell me that’s not awesome. Actually don’t. If you don’t like it…you’re just STUPID! =) I <3 Alamo.

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