"Fancy Dance Moves in 3-D"
What You Need To Know:
STEP UP 3-D has enough villains and drama to keep viewers interested in the plot. There is also plenty of romance, dancing and plot twists to keep the story moving. The 3-D effects are done very well. The movie is morally uplifting. Honesty prevails and is ultimately rewarded. There is some brief foul language, however, so caution for pre-teenage children is advised.
(BB, L, V, N, M) Strong moral worldview extolling honesty and integrity; five to seven obscenities and profanities; two scenes of implied violence when rival dance troops attempt to be the top dancers in a very competitive, domineering way; no sexual content but some minor kissing; upper male nudity in dance scenes and exposed midriffs on most of the young women; no alcohol; no smoking or drugs; betrayal, character steals dance routines of a competitor, and very dysfunctional family portrayals in that those with money are left to live alone with no moral guidance and many of the teenagers live together without parents but make their own family instead.
Set in New York City, STEP UP 3-D is an entertaining dance movie with some morally uplifting values.
In the story, a young man named Moose has sworn off his dancing skills for an engineering degree at NYU. He soon gets into the street-dancing scene in the city. While training with a dance troop, Moose rediscovers his passion for dancing. The troop’s leader, Luke, finds dancers from broken families and lets them live with him.
The troop needs to win an important dance competition in order to keep the house from being foreclosed. One of the newer female members, however, has been stealing routines to give to her brother, who is actually Luke’s rival, former best friend and leader of their main competition. Meanwhile, Moose struggles with keeping up his grades as he gets involved in dance training and the troop’s competition.
STEP UP 3-D has enough villains and drama to keep viewers interested in the plot. There is also plenty of romance, dancing and plot twists to keep the story moving. The 3D effects are done very well. The movie is also morally uplifting – honesty prevails and is ultimately rewarded.
There is some brief foul language, however, so caution is advised.