Review | Step Up 3-D

Credit: K.C. Bailey

Us Rating: **

Opens: Friday 8/6

This battle between two NYC dance troupes blandly updates West Side Story with two rival leaders -- Luke (Rick Malambri) and Julien (Joe Slaughter) -- fighting for the loyalty of Natalie (Sharni Vinson). The predictable plot lacks tension, and the C-list stars hardly shine. Still, the aggressive, 3-D-shot choreography brings the hip-hop scene right into the audience's lap -- and that's a kick.