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Step Up 3D

posted by Nell Minow
B
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
MPAA Rating:Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Profanity:Brief bad language
Nudity/Sex:Sweet kisses
Alcohol/Drugs:None
Violence/Scariness:Tense confrontations
Diversity Issues:Divers characters
Movie Release Date:August 6, 2010
DVD Release Date:December 21, 2010

“Will I be able to understand it if I never saw the first two ‘Step Up’ movies?” asked a friend. Uh, you’ll be able to understand it if you have never seen a single movie and don’t speak English. All of the energy, imagination, and attention in this movie is on the dance numbers, which is where it should be, and it pays off just as we hope.

Here is the plot: Kids dance. There is a romantic misunderstanding. There is a big competition with a hundred thousand dollar prize. And kids dance some more. In 3D.

What little plot there is centers on Moose (returning from “Step Up 2 the Streets”) and his BFF Camille as NYU freshmen and Luke (Rick Malambri), a sort of ring-leader/father figure trying to keep his group together but behind on the rent and falling for new girl Natalie (Sharni Vinson of “Home and Away”). The World Jam is coming up. Can Moose finish his exam in time to be there for the preliminary? Will the rival team led by a rich snob cheat? Will some new moves save the day? Will there be a “Step Up 4ever?” Bring it on!



  • CemsNifiefs

    Hi!
    I’m a computer engineer, 33, and fan of 3d movies, nothing more to say, just thanks for this website !

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks, Cems! This film has the longest-ever tracking shot in 3D, one entire dance number, and it is a stunner!

  • Kaja

    What does moose say at the end of the movie when he asks the professor to be a double major. I know it starts with him saying “some famouse guy once said…” but I don’t know the rest of it. Can anyone help me out on this

  • Tom Clocker – Baltimore Movie Examiner

    Nell,
    Thanks for this review! And reposting it since the movie is coming to DVD this week.
    I didn’t get a chance to see it in theaters, but I’ll put it on my Netflix. Shame I won’t see it in 3D, but that’s ok.
    Thanks!
    http://www.examiner.com/movie-in-baltimore/tom-clocker

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