Streetdance 2 3D
Review by Anthony Morris
As every single dance movie has exactly the same
plot, it's the little things that make a difference in these
So while the basic story in this UK rival to the
Step Up films is business as usual – a big streetdance contest is
coming up in a few weeks and our hero has to put together a crew while
combining "streetdance" itself with another form of dance to come up
with a brand new style – there are a few things to keep an eye
For one, our hero (Falk Hentschel) is a guy;
usually dance movies have a female lead, but by having a guy they're
able to have a bit more of a romance here (usually while the female
lead will have some kind of boyfriend, she doesn't really need him –
dance is her first love).
Second, he puts together a "dirty dozen" style
team of Europe's best dancers, which is both hilarious and done in
around five minutes, which is just one example of the way this film
doesn't mess around with boring talky stuff you didn’t come here to
Third, the classic dance style isn't, for once,
ballet but Latin, which is a nice change from the norm.
Otherwise though, while this is enjoyable silly
and refreshingly to the point, this is business as usual in a bunch of
bad ways: not only does the 3D adds little, but many of the dance
numbers are heavily edited, putting the focus on individual moves
rather than the rhythm of the performance.
Many of the moves are impressive, but the constant
cutting and camera shifts blunts the impression of seeing someone
actually dancing – which, after all, is what you have come here to see.
Australian release: 19th April,
Cast: Sofia Boutella, Falk
Hentschel, George Sampson
Director: Max & Dania