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Pete Zahut, Who Liked Past STEP UP Films, Says Part 3D Is 'the worst fucking movie ever made!'

Merrick here...
Pete Zahut kinda didn't like STEP UP 3D. His/her review...is pretty funny. Frankly, it actually makes me want to see the film more than I would have otherwise. If the picture's as altogether crappy as he says it is, STEP UP 3D could be enjoyable in a shameful, lowest-common-denominator, BREAKIN' 2 sorta way. KNow that there are a few SPOILERS below, in case SPOILERS actually matter in a case like this.
Here's Pete Zahut...
So I recently got to see Step Up 3D a week early and thought I'd send in my thoughts. To set things up: I liked Step Up and Step Up 2: The Streets - in that order. I think they are incredibly stupid/cliche movies, but the leads were kind of likable and some of the dancing was cool (I'm looking at you Final Dance Sequence In The Rain in Step Up 2!) I'm also a sucker for dance movies. Yes, I know how that reads. If I could change my nature I would. With that being said, let me tell you that Step Up 3D is the worst fucking movie ever made!!!! Oh my God it was bad! It wasn't even enjoyable on a campy, terrible level! It's awfulness transcended camp. I will not waste my/your time with a full summary. Let me just rant off a couple of points in order to give you an idea of what you will be walking into if you make the mistake of seeing this movie. 1) THE MALE LEAD CAN'T DANCE: How do you cast the male lead in Step Up 3D with an actor who can't really dance??? Seriously, take a look for yourself kids, I'm talking about the guy who starts every dance in front of the camera and then quickly runs to the back of the group as soon as any REAL DANCING begins. The dude is your standard pretty face who can't act and that might be acceptable in a dance movie if he could dance really freaking well... but he can't, so why cast him!???? If you're not worried about the dancing then why not cast a real actor!? 2) The heroes' main struggle is that they are going to loose their warehouse/living space in New York. They're five months behind on rent and can't afford to keep up with the mortgage. The only problem with this is that this "warehouse" is the most fantastically designed living space in the history of the world. They have rooms lined with pads for stunt dancing, rooms lined with super expensive shoes, rooms full of antique boom boxes, rooms full of the most state of the art editing equipment. Every time they mentioned that they couldn't pay the rent I kept yelling at the screen for them to sell a half dozen pairs of shoes in that one room!!! That should more than cover it. Also, this "warehouse" has a club at the bottom of it, a club that the main character says isn't doing very well... but then when we go down into the club, it's FREAKING PACKED BEYOND BELIEF!!! Maddening. 3) LOGIC: I'm not super picky. I just ask that a story make sense from A to B to C. There are too many spots in Step Up 3D where that doesn't happen, AT ALL, but let me just give you a few of my favorites: THE BAD GUY. The bad guy is super rich. The bad guy wants nothing more in the world than to win the main dance competition. The bad guy wants to win the main dance competition so badly that he is willing to pay off the Good Guy dance team with a substantial amount of money. That's all fine, until you learn the bad guy's back story which is that he used to be on the good guys dance team until he was paid off to loose the main dance competition the year before. Keep in mind that this character is independently wealthy and only seems to care about winning, so how the fuck does that back story make any sense??? 4) THE SETTING: This film is supposed to take place in present day New York City, but if a title card at the beginning of the movie had read MARS 2068, I would have been more inclined to believe the world that was being presented to me. At no point do the makers of this film convey a world that resembles or could ever be mistaken for, reality. From what I've read, New York is crowded place that is hard to drive around in. However in this movie our main character has a classic auto that he parks in a very large very vacant alley. He lives in a warehouse that looks like it came out of the movie HOOK( I was gonna write TMNT the movie, but I have too much love for that film to compare it in any way to this movie). 5) THE DANCING: There is one cool dance sequence. It involves a dude doing the robot and its awesome. Other than that, all the dancing looks exactly the same. I remember how cool it was when I first saw someone do that move where they spin on their head. That was great. Everyone can do that in this movie, and does, about eight times a minute (except for the main character who doesn't). THE DANCE COMPETITIONS: Our heroes tell us that you need to win 3 dance competitions to make it to the final match. Every competition they go to consists of them competing against one other dance crew. It never fails. Our heroes always walk into a new competition, compete against one other group, win and advance. No one else competes. Ever. Which makes you wonder how the bad guy dance group who is introduced at the beginning of the film makes it to the final match - since we never saw them in any of the previous competitions. 6) LOGIC: At one point a character betrays the good guys. Sells them out. The good guys then have to learn an entirely new routine in order to compete in the final match. Then during that final match, the character who betrayed the group earlier returns and apologizes and then begins to dance with the group again. The only problem being that they weren't around to learn the new dance so how are they able to do in sync with everyone else at a moments notice? And where did they get a matching costume for the final final dance????? AAAAHHHHHHH!!!! I could go on forever with this film. And I'm really sorry to anyone who worked on this film and thinks it's great. Maybe you're right. But maybe you're very, very wrong.



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  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Del Toro off Mountains of Madness....

    by The Eskimo

    ...and new rumors say Tom Cruise will reprise the Van Helsing franchies with Del Toro directing. WTF!!!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Who cares?

    by Robusto

    I didn't even know what Step Up is, let alone it was a franchise. is this for people that watch Jersey Shore or something. Why do I come here for news.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Totally Gay News

    by TheKGB

    Who really gives a fuck about a dance movie on a sci-fi fantasy based site????? Oh yeah, it isnt cool anymore.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by OceanWang

    That guy really knows his dance movies...

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    I see

    by Robusto

    Its a 'so bad its good' post-modern thing. Smooth marketing tactic for everyone involved.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Let's talk about the female lead.

    by NinjaRap

    I get that she's a good dancer. I also get that she's supposed to be a "hot young thing." This latter element would be more plausible if she didn't consistently look like she was 40. You can have a dance career if you're 40. That's fine. But you probably should avoid being in movies where you're supposed to be playing a young 20something. It kinda makes your old ass stand out.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    But the chick looks so hot in the trailer?

    by D.Vader

    ZOMG I'm so let down by this review...

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Stomp the Yard 2

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...is coming to rock your skull

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    What kind of loser is 5 months behind on rent?

    by D.Vader

    We should be cheering these assholes on? Fuuuuuuck that.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Hey Pete Zahut

    by slone13

    It's LOSE not LOOSE. There's a crapload of other things wrong with this review, too, but I don't have the energy to point them out. And frankly, nobody cares anyway.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    LOSE.

    by Mostholy

    not LOOSE. C'mon, people. English, mf, do you speak it?

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    This rips off Bring it On with the betrayal???

    by D.Vader

    Do they have to hire a new choreographer who tells them to use Spirit Fingers too?

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Oh, NO!

    by Lemure_v2

    Hollywood has made a shit dance movie? In 3D? But I thought all 3D films were brilliant? Damn, I was really really really looking forward to this.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    antique boom boxes

    by elkylos

    There's such a thing as an antique boom box? I feel old.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry but

    by The_All_Dead

    these movies suck,I love women but they are to blame for this kinda garbage. First they ruin the cred of vampires,now the cred of dance movies as well? Is nothing safe? Why is the lead hot but can't act you ask? Becouse women will pay any amount of money to see tasty oiled up preteen abs on the big screen. I remember when Barbwire came out and at the time every man on earth wanted to do dirty nasty things to her anatomy, yet it was a bom. Just because we like yummy bouncy breastesses doesn't mean we will ALWAYS pay to see crap!!!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    She's 27 not 40

    by catlettuce4

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Brit-flick STREETDANCE 3D showed how to do it

    by Mr Stonky

    Streetdance's 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes shows that a well-oiled reworking of Breakin' can outshine any amount of Hollywood fake posturing and street-attitude.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    I Have No Doubt This Blows

    by LaserPants

    And I have no doubt that Pete Zahut is a RAGING homosexual. And that's great! Be all gay with your gay self, Pete! You should start a Big Gay Dance Movie Blog and pour over the details of every dance and/or musical made since the dawn of cinema. Don't hold anything back! Really let your inner shrieking queen out and go nuts!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Pete Zahut is obviously upset this movie sucks

    by D.Vader

    For that I'm willing to forgive any typos made during his passionate diatribe against it.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Straight dudes can like Step Up movies if they wanna.

    by NinjaRap

    Because the second one had Briana Evigan, and HOLY CRAP, I would do things to that chick that aren't even legal in 43 states.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    "antique boom boxes"

    by LaserPants

    Yeah, there's a whole (baffling) collector fetish for them that's vaguely analogous to the (similarly completely baffling) sneaker collector fetish.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Straight Dudes, CAN See These Movies, Sure

    by LaserPants

    But they don't want to... unless they're secretly gay.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry

    by The_All_Dead

    I'm sorry ladies I realize my comments are somewhat sexist but the wife and I just had a little argument and im in total chicks suck mode right now. But if it will help you forgive me I'll tell you that Ihave creamy wash board abs!!! Well, not really........(sigh) I gotta start workin out.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Dance flicks...

    by David Assholehoff

    If you subject yourself to this you deserve the lobotomy you will receive in exchange. First, I can't believe this review is on this site. Second, I can't believe I spent 2 minutes reading into this and responding. I would rather have squeezed out a fresh turd, at least that produces something solid.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Warwick Davis could have saved this movie...

    by just pillow talk

    Whaaa? Oh, never mind, I was just informed that he played an "antique boom box".

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    The chick

    by dukeroberts

    She looks pretty damn hot to me.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    What A Shocker!

    by CANDIDE1313

    That this movie sucks! He should have said this movie was the greatest Dance movie of all time. That this was the Empire Strikes Back of Dance Movies.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    ZOSE ARE VALID CRITICISMS, COMRADE PIOTR ZAHUTIMUREVEYEV

    by BringingSexyBack

    But Step UP 3D will rule Amerika zis summer and minds will be brenwashed by 3D dance, and glorious Soviet invasion will begin!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    David Assholehoff

    by just pillow talk

    No doubt what you said is true, however, I would say that this movie is better than both Sex in the City movies, and this site had quite a bit written up about those too.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    JON M. CHU IS NO AKIRA KUROSAWA

    by BringingSexyBack

    Or Ang Lee for that matter.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    UH, I LOVED SATC2

    by BringingSexyBack

    SATC 1 was okay but flawed. 2 was a fun, joyous romp.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    The lead actress has Ashtray face

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    smokin hot body, but the face of a barmaid who's been around continuous cigarette smoke for 10 years - hense the term ashtray face, it's a common occurance in smaller towns, odd to see one of them get a lead in a movie

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    STEP AND ROLL UP TO THE YARD AND BOUNCE

    by BringingSexyBack

    It'll be the Aliens vs. Predators of dance movies.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    I LOVE THE ROBOT!

    by BringingSexyBack

    It's mesmerizing. But nobody does it better than MJ.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    so...1st gay review?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Dancing in itself is not gay but likin the 1st 2 step up movies means you like reach arounds...

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Please learn to punctuate!!!!

    by unnecessary_expletive

    That is all!!!!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    My summer has been destroyed by 3D dance trechery!

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I had such high hopes after seeing the trailert especially when that guy that looks like Mya Rudolph inspires characters by saying that "one dance move can set a generation free"<P>After reading that review i'm left wondering if it fact will take two or more dance moves to set a generation free.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    PLANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by TheBaxter

    nice try, studio shill. your reverse psychology will not work on me.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    Step Up 2-Shame of the Sommersverse

    by Anna Valerious

    A lot of movies that have Sommersverse people in them but AREN'T Sommersverse leave me to say that I'm not interested, and that cinematic abortion with Channing Tatum and Will Kemp is no different. Seriously, like the "Saw" franchise, these movies need to end because no one freakin' cares. And if I want to see a 3D movie now, I'll go see "Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" instead.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    This movie is bad? Then there is no hope...

    by andrew coleman

    First fuck off most of you on two issues. The guy reviewed the movie and likes other dance movies. Doesn't make him gay. The one's calling dudes gay are usually the one's in the closet. The lead is hot. I like guys on here making judgment calls on women in movies, when in real life if they tried to even talk to that woman they would cream their pants and start crying. On a final note, RedBull_Werewolf's post made me laugh, I forgot about that line in the trailer: "one dance move can set a generation free"... Can that be nominated as the worst line ever?

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Silver lining...

    by JimmyandtheTermites

    Well, Pete didn't say anything about it, so I'm guessing the 3D was better than "Clash of the Titans". They should put that on the DVD cover art.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    "ONE DANCE MOVE CAN SET A GENERATION FREE"

    by BringingSexyBack

    But that's true. Look at the Macarena.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Well then

    by BlaGyver

    Sounds like this movie didn't really STEP UP! Get it...cause....*ahem*

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Dances moves that have set generations free

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Did you know it was actually Abe Lincoln's accompaning dance moves to his Gettysberg address and not the speech itself that both ended the civil war and set the slaves free

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    RedBull

    by BlaGyver

    THE MORE YOU KNOW!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Well most of it was shot in NYC

    by Mr. Profit

    It's kind of odd someone would be so mad that this movie wasn't good. You see one dance film, you have seen them all pretty much. Step Up 1 and 2 were pretty much the same movie. Stomp The Yard was another standard dance movie. If the dancing is good, no one will care as the last Step Up made 144 million world wide. <P>This movie will easily make the same amount of money. And how come no mention of the 3D? Since they did use the fusion camera system for the 3D in this movie.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    this looked awful from the very first trailer...

    by MamboMan

    plus the 3D makes it gayer than gay. Imagine hot studs thrusting their pelvis at you in 3D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Regarding your "behind the rent" comment, I agree. It's why I couldn't enjoy the theatrical RENT. I just can't sympathize with slackers. Get a real job, do the responsible thing, and pay your landlord, and stop acting so surprised that someone would evict you for shirking your end of a legal contract. "We're not gonna pay!" they sang. Um, okay, then you and your ass-plugging, drug-addicted friends can get out of here and have your impromptu dances someplace else.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    YAAAAY!!!!

    by Out of your element

    White people acting like black people! Awesome!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    BSB

    by Abominable Snowcone

    One wrong dance move can also embarrass a generation. That's why I leave dancing to the experts. Unless I have a gun in my hand, in which case it's not so much dancing as it is gun-kata

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    I ate a pot brownie...

    by Mr. Profit

    Before seeing "Clash of the Titans" in NYC for 19 bucks in "3D"... No amount of Sour Diesel laced pastries could make that movie awesome. BUT, the 3D in the "Step Up 3D" trailer fucked my head up because it looked like they were dancing in my face. And the part where the dude is moving his head made it look like it was floating in 3D... The best 3D I saw that night unfortunate to say...

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Out of element

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Snap! Oh no you dint

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Not "dance" dance...FIGHT!!!

    by Darth Macchio

    Sorry...just thought that line was appropriate for this thread.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    "all it takes is one move"

    by itrainmonkeys

    that "inspiring" speech the kid gives talking about how dance can change things and dance can bring people together........fucking hilarious. so stupid.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    It was filmed in Brooklyn.

    by catlettuce4

    http://dumbonyc.com/2009/06/08/filming-step-up3/

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    The Electric Boogaloo!

    by Sam_Jay_Jick_Donutly_Dildoclip

    At least in Breakin' 2 the film took place in the 80s. That automatically makes it better than this fag fest.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    "the second one had Briana Evigan"

    by jim

    Any relation to Greg Evigan of "BJ & The Bear" fame?

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    And it's true, pay your fucking rent.

    by Mr. Profit

    I went to the housing division of the court one time because my landlord added a stipulation to my lease which said no dogs, even though I had a dog for a year with no problems. And my dog is a Shih-Tzu, who barely barks and is a quiet anti-social little mofo who stays in his lane... (Why I love him). Anyhow while waiting for my time with the judge, I sat through a litany of slackers who owed massive amounts of rent and were fucking getting over and being asked to pay shit back in installments. It's amazing how people can get away with shit they are SUPPOSED to be doing. How the fuck you don't pay rent for 5 months? GTFO of here. Besides that, NYC has a law where a pet is grandfathered into your lease if you haven't hid it. So I won. But I was so annoyed to be around a bunch of assholes who did not want to pay their fucking bills.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Big Jim

    by Mr. Profit

    She's his daughter. And she's hot and can dance. Only thing is she has a raspy quality to her voice. But aside from that, she has been in horror films mostly. Sorority Row and the upcoming Mother's Day.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    this just got my money

    by Spandau Belly

    This sounds hilarious. Guys who talk about what's good camp and what's just a bad movie usually play it really safe picking only the select few camp classics everybody likes. I love bad movies. I will see this.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    I got draged to the first step up

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    it was at a drive in and my GF at the time convinced me to go, 30 mins into the movie she wound up getting bored and then giving me a blowjob. The BJ was great but we really could have done that through any movie, why did we have to pay for step up... shit like that leads to more box office and more step ups

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Hey Red Bull

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Step Up to the Blow Job.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    1 move can set a whole generation free! Uh.. from what?

    by Galactic

    I had no idea our generation was currently enslaved and can only be set free by being funkified by a dope-ass dance move.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Step Up Stealthily and Stomp the Forbidden Electric Yard Epic Da

    by Abominable Snowcone

    This time, the dance is PERSONAL!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Galactic

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Don't you know, you have a RIGHT to pop and lock. If we can't pop and lock, what kind of world do we live in? I'll tell you what kind--the kind where John Lithgow gives sermons and teens can't sublimate their urges with DANCING! Excuse me, I need a tissue

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    STEP UP AND PAY YOUR DAMNED RENT

    by BringingSexyBack

    I agree, people who don't pay rent should be breakin' on the streets.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Where is Breakin' 3: Ozone's Revenge

    by DirtyDingusMegee

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    ?

    by DirtyDingusMegee

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    "they are going to loose their warehouse/living space in New Yor

    by Immortal_Fish

    Even mortar is no longer dependable? What is this world coming to?!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    SHALL WE POP N' LOCK?

    by BringingSexyBack

    The urban remake.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    More ex-Home And Away Aussie stars....

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    Oh.....she's definitely not 40...she's about 24...Aussie actress called Sharni Vinson (ex Aussie soap star from 'Home and Away') - other ex Home and Away actors in the US/Hollywood are Julian McMahon, Melissa George, Heath Ledger, Chris Hemsworth, Todd Lasance..... She has aged though....

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    STEP UP 4CLOSED

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    you guys are too hard on these rent dodgers...

    by just pillow talk

    I mean, if they have to worry about paying for places that they stay at, how can they concentrate on dancing?<p>Selfish bastards.<p>BSB, regarding your SATC 2 love affair: you are a sick, sick, sick man.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by just pillow talk

    LOL..."Step up 4Closed"

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    I KNOW LOVING SATC MAKES ONE A PARIAH IN THIS WAREHOUSE

    by BringingSexyBack

    But I'm just trying to keep it real.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    It's LOSE, not LOOSE.

    by cmsof

    Moron.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    SUPER

    by UltimaRex

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    MAN

    by UltimaRex

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    NEWS

    by UltimaRex

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    PLEASE

    by UltimaRex

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    so if you are also in this warehouse...

    by just pillow talk

    Are you a rent dodger too?

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    HARRY DOESN'T CHARGE RENT

    by BringingSexyBack

    He only asks for our loyalty and respect.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    The only problem being that they weren't around...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... to learn the new dance so how are they able to do in sync with everyone else at a moments notice? Here's how they did it: "Show a lot of things happing at once, Remind everyone of what's going on (what's going on?) And with every shot you show a little improvement To show it all would take to long That's called a montage (montage) Oh we want montage (montage)"

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    They have like 70 people living in this warehouse

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    everyone get a job and pitch in, rent will be paid by friday you asshole dance crew. Also how about you just give your landlord that "One move can set a generation free" speech and see if he'll allow you to pay your rent in breakdancing

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    YOU KNOW THAT KID THAT MADE THE SPEECH?

    by BringingSexyBack

    We should curb stomp his ignorant ass.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I saw the 3d trailer to this...

    by pdennett316

    before Toy Story 3 and the 3D effect was pretty decent when they weren't self consciously throwing stuff towards me to say "Look!!! It's 3D!!!". The water and depth of field effects were great.....saying that, I would NEVER pay to watch the thing. Get me a free ticket and I'll go though, just put some ear plugs in for the faux-inspirational dialogue and C-level drama school acting and I'd be happy.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    I love dance movies

    by catlettuce4

    looking forward to this.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    There better be anger dancing....

    by Billyeveryteen

    I mean this IS a warehouse right? Spinning fans?

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    It's a 3D dance movie. Oh. My. God.

    by ricarleite2

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    There's a suprise...

    by windomearle39

    Next up - ice melts

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I mean, it's New York

    by daggor

    If you are a little short on rent money, you can always suck cocks for cash. Bad news? For ever "Inception" we get taken three giant-scissor-steps back with this moronic shit. If you know anybody that want to see this, distract them by turning on "The Hills" or something.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    prepare for the awesomeness

    by MamboMan

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/step_up_3d/trailers/11116621/

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    and it doesn't get better than this...

    by MamboMan

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/step_up_3d/trailers/11116618/ really... it doesn't

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    I wish...

    by AmbroseChaseWillRise

    I could be at the board meeting when the studio exec oks another dance movie, but in 3D. I don't call it Hollweird for nothing.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    At least theres a T-Pain song

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    It wouldn't be a dance movie without one

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    the next dance movie will have vampires

    by MamboMan

    you heard it here first

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Eskimo

    by Pop_aristocrat

    You got it backwards. He left Van Helsing for Mountains.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Shall We Pop 'n Lock?

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    To be followed by: Krumping Down to Rio, Strictly Klowning, and Mad Hot Mosh Pit?

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Darth Macchio: was that a Madagascar 2 reference?

    by DiscoGodfather

    That's got to be a first.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Black people should do a movie where they pretend to be white

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    you could call it studuiing hard

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    So I guess this stuff

    by cylon_conspiracy

    is supposed to be our modern version of Fred Astaire or something. Neat.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Uwe Bowl should have done this.

    by disfigurehead

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    GREAT REVIEW!

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    HAHAHA all reviews should just be quick, simple rants pointing out problems. You really do get a good sense of what the movie is. haha

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Sorry to say I saw Part 2

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    The girl with the big chest dancing in the rain in the trailer sold me on it... still can't get the stink out of my clothes.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Step Up 3D Sucked and SOMEONE is surprised?

    by impossibledreamers

    really?

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    The female lead is ugly.

    by moonlightdrive

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    PLANT!

    by moonlightdrive

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    We get this piece of shit, but no Salt review?

    by Zombieflicker

    Come on!!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Homophobic

    by Zarles

    Cracks me up how all you little twinks have no problem being as homophobic as possible while talking about this movie, but don't see the irony in working yourselves into a collective froth over the thought of a bunch of manly men taking their shirts off and trying to out-sweat one another in 'The Expendables'. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt, ladies.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    REEEEENNNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!1

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    If Peter Parker had to pay rent, then you little shiots can bloody well afford to. Stop popping and locking for five minutes and go flip a few burgers or something.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    "Little SHITS"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Pete zahut

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    haha I get it

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    RedBull_Werewolf

    by T-RACE

    It's called White Chicks. That concept didn't work so well either.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Step-Up 3D should have been called Step Forward

    by HypeEndsHere

    fucking idiots.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    IS SOMEONE DELETING MY POSTS LOL

    by Spazatronik_2000

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB

    by Spazatronik_2000

    INFOWARS.COM

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    So this site rather report about this than Dylan Dog???

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Man, this site has fallen off BIG time!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    And the irony is it will be on DVD before...

    by planetran_fan

    ...classics like ISLAND OF LOST SOULS or many others. Hate the F'n studios!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Also, lets see these assholes dance with NO EDITS

    by HypeEndsHere

    i mean, Astaire could do it for 4 minutes flawlessly. But of course back then, directors knew how to shoot a dancer. now they get the kid to make a neat move and then cut to the next move.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    HarryKnowlesNonExistentInception Review

    by evolution1085

    Always fade out in a montage, If you fade out It seem like more time has passed in a montage...

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Never seen these movies...

    by Darkman

    ...but the girl from the first movie is supernaturally hot. Dude from G.I. JOE gets my vote for one of the luckiest sons-of-bitches alive.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    That was Excellent Slagging off

    by D o o d

    All those key points make it sound like a rushed job and it maybe that. I say this because I believe there is a Dance Film in 3D from the UK which is supposed to be good. I haven't seen it, I've only heard. Maybe this film is trying to cash in before the other arrives to the US...!!<p>The uk movie is called StreetDance.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    That chick has Mega-Forehead

    by Radbacker

    why am i even posting on a dance movie talkback? yep she's an aussie from Home and Away fuck i hate that show we used to call her Moon-head whenever she was on TV

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    The lead actress is from...

    by deanbarry

    ...my circle of friends down here in Australia.Her name is Sharni Vinson, And I gotta say, circumstances of the movie sucking or not, we are all damn proud of her. These type of movies have an audience that it is specifically made for, like those dang "Twilight" flickeroos. Not everybody is gonna enjoy. In fact, most movie goers will probably avoid. But for the people these flix are made for, lap it up. I'll see it cause I'm gonna support a local girl doing good. It's going to sway my feelings on the film guaranteed.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Stanky Leg: The Motion Picture

    by DiscreetFighterAlpha

    A subject that has yet to be discussed on the big screen. A testament to this generation of millions in tune to rhythmic movement, who wishes to know the long-pondered query wondering if they could both "lean wit' it" as well as "drop wit' it". Very easy Oscar bait.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Porn

    by thorn101

    You should watch this like a porn movie. Just skip to the relevant bits (in this case the dancing). Ignore the story behind it.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    So this jem gets a review but Salt gets nothing?

    by beane2099

    Or did I miss the reviews for Salt? Just seems kind of odd that there's absolutely nothing for that movie. If I'm wrong than I withdraw the comment.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    this gay 'street dancing fad needs to end now

    by Waka_Flocka

    they even win those talent competitions. you want to see a good movie about this stuff. watch knights of the city, it's awesome

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    FUCK SALT

    by Spazatronik_2000

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I always love reading the latest 3D movie review where...

    by BillboeFett

    absolutely NADA, ZILCH is said about the 3D, cinematography, etc. Thanks for nothing. Now Pete, go do that headspin thing into an open toilet and flush

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    thorn101

    by Rupee88

    lol...so true

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    Obviously this guy never saw ARMAGEDDON

    by AsimovLives

    No movie ever made, or ever will be mad,e will ever surpass the total mindboggling awfulness that is Michelle Bay's And Jerry Fuckheimer's join effort called ARMAGEDDON.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    No, worst would be Inception

    by BendersShinyAss

    whens that talkback happening? seriously I'm ready to tear that film apart. <p>the reason there is no talkback is to save face for nolan and possibly batman 3.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Whoop da dee doop, DiscreetFighterAlpha.

    by DiscoGodfather

    Whoop da de doop.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    BendersShinyAss

    by AsimovLives

    Your movie geek credentials are revoked for life without appeal.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Asimov

    by BendersShinyAss

    you hated star trek, but cream for inception? our tast in film is obviously incompatable<p>I like well written, good direction, edge of my seat excitement. <p>you like badly directed, badly acted, shockingly edited, incoherant trash. <p>but I'll save it for the inception talkback -- if it ever comes. (did you ever wonder why it's not here?)

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    BendersShinyAss

    by AsimovLives

    Stop complaining, you brought it on yourself.<br><br>"Well written, good direction, edge of my seat excitement" that's INCEPTION and even a fool would know that. "Badly directed, badly acted, shockingly edited, incoherant trash" is your beloved pile of crap "directed" by your beloeved mega-hack boy Sir Jar Jar Of Abrams.<br><br>So stop complaining, because it's your fault, deal with it. You ar enot a movie geek, you are a passasseger, like those misinformed american tourist in foreign lands who can't understand why everybody don't speak english and why they all don't eat and talk and act like americans. Bloody tourist!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Sounds awesome

    by Lamerz

    A movie about a bunch of losers who spend too much money on crap they can't afford, dodge their rent, and spend their time dancing when they should be working to make money to pay their damned RENT. Jesus, if they panhandled and pooled their money, they probably wouldn't be 5 months behind. What a pathetic bunch of trash. These are some great role models for teens. <P>Look kids, you don't need to meet your obligations and take responsibility. Paying No, just go out and have fun dancing, and everything will work itself out in the end. Oh, and that friend that stabs you in the back and sells you out, don't worry, because they'll always come back and redeem themselves. Yeah that always happens. <P>There's a life lesson for ya, kids!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Because the first two were epic

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Because the first two were epic examples of filmmaking

    by Tikidonkeypunch