Step Up 3D is the third chapter in the popular Step Up series and the sequel to Step Up 2 The Streets directed by John M Chu.
Step Up 3D is released today in cinemas with a 12A certificate.
Below is a selection of reviews from the national newspapers, arts websites and bloggers.
Is it better than Streetdance 3D? I think so, and the additional few months in production in comparison to Streetdance‘s race to the box office have paid off in making Step Up 3D a more rounded movie. That and an older audience won’t have to worry about watching a film that cashes in on young, impressionable teenagers.
There are moments of energetic charm here, but the script is so painfully poor, and the plot’s creaky turns so unintentionally comedic, that they’re all but lost in the noise.
Director Jon Chu makes the most of the 3D in a succession of in-yer-face sequences, including one on a flooded dance floor and the dazzling, ten-minute climax performed in neon-lit outfits.
The Independent 1/5
I enjoyed the robotic jive in which the participants make choppy movements in the style of automatons – it looks as though they’ve been wound up and set in motion. Unfortunately, their acting looks like that, too.
Digital Spy 2/5
With its continuous half-minute sequences of movement devoid of any heft, emotion, style, class or dignity, Step Up 3Dactually takes it to the next step – cinema reborn as an endless, brain-squelching collision of idents.
Rotten Tomatoes – 70%
NME – 5/10