Step Up 3 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
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However, no one watches this sort of movie for the stellar acting or plot. There was one reason, and one reason only, why I watched Step Up 3D - the dancing! And in that respect, the movie more than delivered. The dancing is absolutely fantastic. It's the sort of movie that makes you want to get up and dance yourself, or attempt to, anyway. And for a dance movie, I don't think there's any higher praise.
Another surprising highlight of this film was the 3d! It might sound laughable, but I think Step Up showcases some of the best use of 3D since Avatar. No, really. I think the difference between Step Up 3D and all of those other post-Avatar movies is that most of the latter were filmed in 2d and later converted to 3d film, whereas Step Up 3D was conceived in 3d and filmed with 3d cameras from the start. With other movies that have been converted to 3d, the 3d seems like nothing more than a dumb gimmick meant to drive up box office receipts. Step Up 3D on the other hand fully utilizes 3d technology in order to make the dancing really 'pop.' Unfortunately, since 3d-capable TVs are still a relative rarity, most people who watch the movie at home won't be able to see Step Up in 3d format.
In short: The acting? Meh. The characterization? Non-existent. The storyline? Trite. The 3D? Surprisingly great! The dancing? OMG COMPLETELY AWESOME I NEED TO SIGN UP FOR A DANCE CLASS RIGHT NOW!! (<-- You get the idea.)
The setting is also perfect to showcase 3D. Since the film is based in New York the outside scenes offer incredible depth. Also, the brightness doesn't at all look too low as it does on many 3D blu-rays. I watched for a reduction in brightness the whole time and really didn't notice it at all. Ghosting also never seemed to appear. Both the outdoor and indoor scenes have a great level of brightness. The outdoor scene of Alyson Stoner and "Moose" dancing is an incredible showcase of 3D and the brightness and color palette are incredible. This 3D blu-ray is a must have in your collection. There are no special features in 3D, which was a little disappointing. The 3D quality of the film and the dancing made up for it though.
One of my favorite features on this DVD is the music videos. I put them on while I'm cleaning the living room and it makes the chore so much more enjoyable. I catch myself dancing around the living room (not nearly as well as the dancers in Step Up 3 but I have a lot of fun anyway). My second favorite feature is the documentary because it gives you new perspective and adds little details that are really enjoyable for the viewer.
So, with the financial success of the first film, it was not surprising that a sequel in 2008 titled "Step Up 2: The Streets" would be made and directing the film would be dancer and filmmaker John Chu ("Silent Beats", "When the Kids Are Away", "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never"). Like its predecessor, the film would make a lot of money and surpass the first film by bringing over $148 million.
And in 2010, John Chu returned as the director but this time bringing the third film to the big screen in 3D and to keep continuity with the first two films, "Step Up 3" would bring back actress Camille Gage (Alyson Stoner) from the first film and Adam Sevani (Moose) from the second film as new students at New York University. And once again, like the previous two films, shot with a budget of $30 million, the third film would rake in $159 million worldwide.
And now, "Step Up 3" arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on December 21st. On Blu-ray, there will be two versions available, "Step Up 3" will be released in 3D (for those with 3D enabled Blu-ray players and TV sets) and normal Blu-ray on Blu-ray and DVD.
"Step Up 3" is a film that focus on three-related storylines. The first focuses on the friendship between Moose (played by Adam Sevani) and Camille (played by Alyson Stoner, "Camp Rock" films, "Phineas and Ferb"). The two have grown up with each other and now both will be attending New York University. Because the two are best friends, they want to enjoy their life as students together and are often mistaken as a couple.Read more ›
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Okay, here we go....
One of the first arguments I heard from the
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Good movie. When we got the package the case was cracked and it had crumbled in areas. Could be the provider or the shipping.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
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