- Director:Max Giwa
- Cast:Nichola Burley, Rachel McDowall, Dania Pasquini, Charlotte Rampling, Richard Winsor
- Release Date:May 27, 2010
- Running time:98 minutes
- Film Worth:$10.00
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Viewed in 3-D, the impressive dance scenes are spectacular to watch and the highlight of this predictable feel-good film.
Following previous box office success stories Step Up and Stomp The Yard, StreetDance 3-D is the latest entry into the dance film genre. The plot follows the same format as the others, where a crew of street dancers team up with more classically trained performers to win a competition. The only difference is that this is the first dance movie in 3-D, ahead of Step Up 3-D, which will be released later this year.
Set in London, StreetDance 3-D follows a UK street dance crew, who are left in the lurch when their leader, Jay (Ukweli Roach), walks out on them and his girlfriend, Carly (Nichola Burley), just before the national championships. Carly steps up to take the lead, but struggles to keep the team together and find a suitable rehearsal space. A chance meeting with ballet school teacher, Helena (Charlotte Rampling), sees an offer of free studio space, if Carly agrees to let some of the school's ballerinas join her crew. After a bumpy start, the two teams manage to work together, melding their styles to create a dance piece unlike anything that the national championships have seen before.
The story is predictable and the acting is not always natural, but StreetDance 3-D is enjoyable to watch, thanks to the impressive dance sequences...and there are plenty of them. Expertly helmed by music video directors Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini, the routines are spectacular in 3-D, with the technology really bringing each dance style to life.
The routines are set to a great soundtrack of recent hits, and feature dancers from the TV show Britain's Got Talent. StreetDance 3-D might not put any new wrinkles in the dance movie genre, but its visually impressive dance scenes and bright tone will suit families keen for a feel-good film.