New York's intense street-dancing underground gets a 3D makeover in Step Up 3D
, the latest installment of the dance movie franchise. This sequel takes all the familiar conventions of its predecessors -- the high-energy soundtrack, glittery dance sequences, and “born from a boom box” mentality -- but this time adds a new dimension, literally. This film celebrates the business of artistic expression and, like most urban dance films (think Breakin’
), relies on the same old triumph-of-the-underdog plot in order to showcase the best part of this kind of movie -– the performances -- but visually Step Up 3D
takes it to a whole new level.